Shirley Kaplan

Director, Theatre Outreach; Shirley Kaplan Faculty Scholar in Theatre

Note: on leave spring semester

Diploma in Sculpture and Painting, Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris. Playwright, director, and designer, with productions throughout the United States and Europe; co-founder, OBIE Award-winning Paper Bag Players; founder, The Painters’ Theatre. Directing credits include Ensemble Studio Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, UBU Repertory, La MaMa E.T.C., Ensemble Studio Theatre, Music Theatre Group, New York Performance Works; guest director/playwright, St. Archangelo, Italy; directed new works by Richard Greenberg, David Ives, Leslie Lyles, Eduardo Machado, Denise Bonal, Keith Reddin, and Arthur Giron. Writer/lyricist, Rockabye. Designer, Ben Bagley’s Cole Porter Shows, US and European tours; created interactive theatre workshops for The Kitchen and New York City museums; developed original ensembles on major arts grants. Winner, Golden Camera Award, US Industrial Film and Video Festival; finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play, The Connecticut Cowboy; recipient of Westchester Arts Council Award in Education and Excellence Award, the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Founder and codirector, Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach. SLC, 1975–

Undergraduate discipline: Theatre
Graduate program: MFA Theatre Program

Courses taught in Theatre

Courses taught in MFA Theatre Program

  • Grad Lab
  • Making New Work - Graduate
  • Methods of Theatre Outreach—Group B
  • New Musical Theatre Lab
  • Singing Workshop - Graduate
  • Grad Lab
  • New Musical Theatre Lab - Graduate
  • Making New Work - Graduate Theatre

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