Summer Shapiro

New York
Summer Shapiro writes, directs and performs theater productions that are fueled by a fascination with everyday life, turning it on its head and exploring the magical in the mundane. Since 2007 Shapiro’s original works have toured to San Francisco, Hawaii, Orlando, Los Angeles and New York. Shapiro’s Legs And All, costarring Peter Musante of Blue Man Group, won Best of The Best in 2009 Bay Area Theatre from SF Bay Times, best in show at the 2010 FRIGID New York Festival and the 2009 Ticketholder Award for Best Special Event/Performance from Los Angeles Entertainment Today. She has performed her original solo show, In The Boudoir, sharing the bill with Cirque Du Soleil veteran John Gilkey and continued on to headline the 2009 WOW Festival. Shapiro’s PANTS! The Best Show Ever sold out in the San Francisco and New York Clown Theater Festivals in 2008. She has been a company member and teaching artist with The Medea Project: Theater For Incarcerated Women as well as assistant director for the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s The Merry Wives Of Windsor. Shapiro has trained, performed and taught workshops in her craft in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Ireland, and has performed on the streets of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Berlin. She holds a B.A. in acting from UCLA’s School of Theater, attended the Samuel Beckett School of Theater at Trinity College, Dublin and graduated from the Clown Conservatory in San Francisco.

Shows created:
Legs And All (2011)