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Shana Cooper

Guest Artist, Director

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Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301


Shana is currently the Director of Love's Labor's Lost at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she was also the assistant director for Macbeth, Equivocation. She is the Phil Killian Directing Fellow at O.S.F.

Other theatres: Romeo and Juliet (Yale Repertory Theatre); The Taming of the Shrew (California Shakespeare Theater); Three Sisters (The Studio/New York); A Lie of the Mind (American Conservatory Theater MFA program); The Whale Play, Twelfth Night Parking Lot Project (New House Theatre); The Ghost Sonata, Richard III (Yale School of Drama); Oklahoma (Hangar Theatre, associate director). Willamette Repertory Theatre, Sonoma Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater Student Company, Washington Shakespeare Festival, Amherst College, Willamette University (Guest Artist), Magic Theatre's Young California Writer's Project. Past directing credits also include the Off- Broadway remount of Virginia Stage Company’s production of Art as well as productions at Shotgun Players and PlayGround. Shana has also performed Off-Broadway with the Aquila Theatre Company, and is the recipient of a 2002 TCG Observership Grant.

Other credits: Cofounded New Theater House with Yale School of Drama alumni; associate artistic director, California Shakespeare Theater (2000-2004).

Awards: 2010 Princess Grace Award, Julian Milton Kaufman Memorial Prize in Directing (Yale School of Drama), Drama League Directing Fellow, TCG Observership Grant, G. Herbert Smith Presidential Scholarship.

Shana Cooper holds an MFA in directing Yale School of Drama, and a BA in Theatre at Willamette University.

Willamette University


M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.