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Shawn Douglass

Artistic Associate Since 2001

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA

Productions with Remy Bumppo
Actor: Changes of Heart, Night and Day, Aren't We All?, Humble Boy, Major Barbara, Holiday, Man and Superman;
Director: You Never Can Tell, Chesapeake, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Philadelphia Story, An Immigrant Class (co-directed with Usman Ally), A Child's Christmas in Wales (2002-04);
Adaptation: An Immigrant Class

Shawn's productions of The Importance of Being Earnest and The Philadelphia Story were nominated for Best Production by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.  Other directing credits include Love’s Labour’s Lost and Romeo and Juliet with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks; Julius Caesar and The Diary of Anne Frank at Theatre at the Center, and Horton Foote’s Talking Pictures at Little Lake Theater in Pittsburgh.

As an actor at Remy Bumppo, Shawn won an After Dark Award for his performance as John Tanner in Man and Superman and was nominated for a Jeff for the role of Adolphus Cusins in Major Barbara. He appeared on stage for three seasons at Wisconsin's American Players Theatre and at many Chicago venues including the Court, Writers', and Northlight theatres.  Shawn teaches acting at Northwestern University.

After Dark Award -- Man and Superman

Watch a video interview with Shawn as he discusses The Philadelphia Story (Nov 07) >
Listen to Shawn discuss thinkTank on WBEZ's Hello Beautiful! (Spring 07) >

Latest News
Shawn has been busy traveling back and forth between Chicago and Milwaukee, where he directed Three Views of the Same Object for Next Act Theatre.  He figured being in a dark theater was a great way to spend his spring break from Northwestern University.

Performance Photos of Shawn Douglass

Changes Of Heart: Nicholas Gamboa and Shawn DouglasNight & Day: Shawn Douglass, photo by Johnny KnightNight & Day: Shawn Douglass and Earnest Perry Jr., photo by Johnny KnightThe Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Shawn Douglass: Paul Hurley, Linda Gillum, and Greg Matthew Anderson. Photo by Johnny KnightThe Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Shawn Douglass: Kelsey Brennan, Paul Hurley, and Greg Matthew Anderson. Photo by Johnny KnightARENT WE ALL: Linda Gillum, Elaine Robinson, Shawn Douglass (2005)HUMBLE BOY: Shawn Douglass, Deanna Dunagan (2005)HOLIDAY: Linda Gillum, Shawn Douglass (2002)
MAN AND SUPERMAN: David Darlow, Anne Fogarty, Shawn Douglass (2000)