School of Communication

Anna D. Shapiro

Department of Theatre

Anna D. Shapiro

Professor, Marjorie Hoffman Hagan, Class of 1934, Chair in Theatre
Director, MFA Directing Program
anna-shapiro@northwestern.edu
Theatre and Interpretation Center, Room 217
1949 Campus Drive
Evanston , IL 60208-2430
847-491-3285
Graduate Program: Theatre

Anna Shapiro has been affiliated with Steppenwolf since 1995, serving as the original director of the New Plays Initiative, later joining the artistic staff as the resident director, and currently serving as an associate artist. Her recent Steppenwolf credits include I Never Sang For My Father featuring John Mahoney and the world premieres of Man From Nebraska by Tracy Letts, Until We Find Each Other by Brooke Berman, The Infidel, and Purple Heart (also in Ireland) by Bruce Norris, and The Ordinary Yearning of Miriam Buddwing by Alexandra Gersten. Also at Steppenwolf, she directed The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey, Warren Leight's Side Man (also in Ireland, Australia, and Vail, Colorado), and Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain.

Other recent credits include The Drawer Boy for Papermill Playhouse, The Guys for Piven Theatre Workshop, Agnes of God at Indiana Repertory Theatre, A Fair Country at the Huntington Theatre Company, and The Infidel at Philadelphia Theatre Company. She has been a guest artist at the New School for Social Research, Columbia College, and the University of Illinois.

Education

MFA Directing, Yale School of Drama
BA Area of study, Columbia College

Recent Awards and Honors

2005 Nominee, Directing, Joseph Jefferson Award (for The Pain and the Itch)
1996 Princess Grace Award

Courses

451-1,2,3 Seminar in Advanced Directing
420-1 Collaboration: American Realism and Naturalism