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–

Courses taught in Theatre

Courses from previous years

2013-2014
  • Grad Lab
  • Making New Work
  • Methods of Theatre Outreach—Group B
  • New Musical Theatre Lab
  • Singing Workshop
2012-2013
  • Grad Lab
  • New Musical Theatre Lab
  • Making New Work
2011-2012
  • Grad Lab
  • Making New Work
  • New Musical Theatre Lab
  • Singing Workshop

Courses taught in MFA Theatre Program

Courses from previous years

2013-2014
  • Grad Lab
  • Making New Work - Graduate
  • Methods of Theatre Outreach—Group B
  • New Musical Theatre Lab
  • Singing Workshop - Graduate

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