Lanise Antoine Shelley

Birth Place: St. Michele, Haiti

Get Lanise Antoine Shelley Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.

Lanise Antoine Shelley BIO

Lanise Antoine Shelley (she/her/hers)Haitian actress, director, playwright and podcast host. Selected directing credits include: A Tempest (staged reading at Red Bull Theater), The Tragedy of King Christophe (The Chopin), Just Cause (Defamation Experience), Pretended (written & directed for Paramount Theatre's Inception Project), Blue Manakin (Rising Sun Performance Company), Rastas & Hattie, Black & Blue, Muthaland (16th St Theatre) Identity Lab (Lookingglass Theatre), The Tenant (Akvavit Theatre), RefuSHE Project (Voices & Faces Project), Rumors (DePaul University). Associate Director: the world premiere of Plantation (Lookingglass Theatre, dir. David Schwimmer), Nell Gwynn (Chicago Shakespeare), The First Deep Breath (Victory Gardens Theatre) and The Snow Queen (American Repertory Theater), as well as staged readings at Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
She holds a BFA in directing, acting, and playwriting from Cornish College of the Arts, an MFA from ART/MXAT at Harvard University, certificate in Classical Theatre from BADA in Oxford, England, and Birmingham Conservatory. She was Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s Chicago Fellow 2016 and Victory Gardens Theatre’s Directing Fellow 2019, and Drama League Classical Directing Fellow 2021. Presently Lanise is the host of the podcast "When They Were Young: Amplifying Voices of Adoptees" available on all listening platforms.

Lanise Antoine Shelley Photos

Lanise Antoine Shelley Videos

Lanise Antoine Shelley News


Pioneer Theatre Company Sets Lineup for 2023 Play-by-Play Series

Pioneer Theatre Company has announced the line-up for its 2023 Play-by-Play series.

Black Theatre Coalition Announces Recipient Of The 2023 American Express Directing Fellowship

Black Theatre Coalition co-founders T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, along with Executive Director Olivia Jones, and Program Director Nik Whitcomb, has announced that Lanise Antoine Shelley has been chosen as the recipient of the 2023 American Express Directing Fellowship.

Robert Cuccioli Will Join Jennifer Ehle, Stephanie Berry, and More in Red Bull Theater's PHÈDRE In-Person Reading and Streaming

RED BULL THEATER has announced that Robert Cuccioli (Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde - Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards; Les Miserables; Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; Off-Broadway: The White Devil for Red Bull Theatre; Caesar & Cleopatra, Mrs. Warren's Profession - Gingold Group) has joined the cast for the next offering.

Jennifer Ehle, David Strathairn, Stephanie Berry & More to Star in PHEDRE Reading at Red Bull Theater

RED BULL THEATER has announced the cast for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: the in-person and streaming presentation of Phèdre by Jean Racine.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Present 'L is for Libertad: Exploring Cuba's San Isidro Movement'

Chicago Shakespeare Theater will present a post-show panel conversation titled 'L is for Libertad: Exploring Cuba’s San Isidrio Movement alongside Measure for Measure,' following the projected Spanish translation performance of Measure for Measure on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Cast and Creative Team Announced For MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

​​​​​​​Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast and creative team for the upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, staged by celebrated director Henry Godinez in the Courtyard Theater, October 21–November 27, 2022.

The House Theatre of Chicago to End its 20-Year Run This Summer

The Board of Directors of The House Theatre of Chicago announced that it will formally wind down operations following its production of the North American premiere of The Tragedy of King Christophe, which closed on Sunday, May 29.

Updated Cast Announced for Staged Reading of Aimé Césaire's A TEMPEST (UNE TEMPÊTE)

A Tempest (Une Tempête) will take place LIVE in person on Monday February 28th at 7:30pm at FIAF Florence Gould Hall (55 East 59th Street) with simultaneous Livestream broadcast. Video-on-Demand will be available through Sunday March 6th until 11:59 PM EST.

The House Theatre Presents North American Premiere Of THE TRAGEDY OF KING CHRISTOPHE At Chopin Theatre

The House Theatre of Chicago continues its 20th season, the first led by new artistic director Lanise Antoine Shelley under the theme “The House Reimagined,” with the North American premiere of The Tragedy of King Christophe, the true story of the rise and fall of the first King of Haiti, April 22-May 29, 2022 at the Chopin Theatre.

Red Bull Theater to Present Staged Reading of Aimé Césaire's A TEMPEST (UNE TEMPÊTE)

Red Bull Theater today announced a special event staged reading of celebrated poet and activist Aimé Césaire’s A Tempest (Une Tempête), a striking adaptation of Shakespeare's celebrated Jacobean play through a post-colonial lens, translated from the French by Philip Crispin.

Photos: DIRECTORFEST 2022 Presents THE SEVENTEETH CHAPEL & A NUMBER

The Drama League has released new production images from DirectorFest 2022 – a festival spotlighting the art of contemporary stage directing by an exciting new generation of talent, featuring brand new productions led by its current Directing Fellows.

Photos: First Look at The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2022

The Drama League’s Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, and Executive Director Bevin Ross, have released production images of the first two shows featured in DirectorFest 2022, a festival spotlighting the art of contemporary stage directing by an exciting new generation of talent, featuring brand new productions led by its current Directing Fellows.

The Drama League Announces Casting for DirectorFest 2022

The Drama League has announced today the casting for DirectorFest 2022, a festival focusing on the art of contemporary stage directing by an exciting new generation of talent, featuring brand new productions led by its current Directing Fellows.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; KINKY BOOTS at Pramount Theatre Leads Best Musical!

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; ONU Theatre's STILL Leads Best Musical!

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Dates and Programming Announced for DirectorFest 2022

The Drama League has announced the dates and programming for DirectorFest 2022, a festival focusing on the art of contemporary stage directing by an exciting new generation of talent, featuring brand new productions led by its 2021 Directing Fellows.

The House Theatre Of Chicago Announces Reimagined Staging Of Hans Christian Anderson's THE SNOW QUEEN

The House Theatre of Chicago will launch its 20th Anniversary Season with an all-new wintertime tradition, a boldly reimagined staging of Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved fable, The Snow Queen, November 17-January 2 at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago.

Photos: Meet The 2021 Drama League Directing Fellows! Professionals Week Kick-Off at The Players Club

The Drama League Directors Project is the paramount mentoring and career development program for early-career stage directors. Since its founding in 1984, the Drama League's Directors Project has over 300 alumni working in all facets of entertainment ranging from Broadway to television.

The House Theatre Of Chicago Announces 20th Anniversary Season

The House Theatre of Chicago announces its 20th Anniversary Season, “The House Reimagined” with live productions taking place at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St, and all new digital content being presented online.

BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at Goodman Theatre

After such a long wait, it’s particularly magical to see this uproariously funny but also tender play that puts young Black women right at its center.

Get Lanise Antoine Shelley Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.

Videos