Shelley Butler

Shelley Butler is a New York-based director who has worked extensively with writers on new plays and musicals. Recent productions include the critically acclaimed world premiere production of This is Fiction by Megan Hart, starring Richard Masur at Cherry Lane (InViolet Rep), The Borrowers, James and the Giant Peach (South Coast Repertory), No Way to Treat a Lady (The Colony Theater), Agamemnon 2.0 (Cadbury Theatre, UK), world premieres of Christina Gorman's Sacred Ground (Stella Adler), Ruth McKee’s The Nightshade Family (SPF), John Glore’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time (South Coast Repertory) and Eric Coble's Straight On 'Til Morning (Great Lakes Theater Festival). New York premiere of Adam Rapp's Mistral (Drama League). Educational productions of Much Ado About Nothing (Powerhouse Theater), Beckett Shorts (LIU Post) and Kid Simple (UNC MFA Program). Shelley spent two seasons as artistic associate in charge of new play development for Hartford Stage and three seasons as artistic associate for Great Lakes Theater Festival. She has directed and developed new work for Hartford Stage, South Coast Repertory (Pacific Playwrights Festival & New SCRipts), New York Stage and Film, Primary Stages, New Dramatists, the Lark, New Georges, Women’s Project, Dixon Place, The Playwright’s Realm, Urban Stages, Wellfleet Harbor Actor’s Theatre, Terra Nova, GroundUp, InViolet Rep, and NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing. Shelley is the recipient of a Drama League Directing Fellowship, a 2005 Director’s Guild of America Trainee with rotations on E.R., BONES, THE UNIT and multiple pilots and a member of SDC, the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab and the Women’s Project Directors Lab.

Shows participated in:
Tree of Life (2012 - 13) Director