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Lanise Antoine Shelley

 
Birth Place:
St. Michele, Haiti
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: St. Michele, Haiti

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 ... (read complete bio)

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Actress known for Saturdays, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Empire, Discovery World, Fresh Hell and Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Macbeth HD.



Lanise Antoine Shelley Biography

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 News

Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Present 'L is for Libertad: Exploring Cuba's San Isidr Photo Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Present 'L is for Libertad: Exploring Cuba's San Isidro Movement'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

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 Theat Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced For MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčChicago 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‚ÄďNovember 27, 2022.

The House Theatre of Chicago to End its 20-Year Run This Summer Photo The House Theatre of Chicago to End its 20-Year Run This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

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 TEMPÊT Photo Updated Cast Announced for Staged Reading of Aimé Césaire's A TEMPEST (UNE TEMPÊTE)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2022

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  Photo The House Theatre Presents North American Premiere Of THE TRAGEDY OF KING CHRISTOPHE At Chopin Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2022

The House Theatre of Chicago continues its 20th season, the first led by new artistic director¬†Lanise Antoine Shelley¬†under the theme ‚ÄúThe House Reimagined,‚ÄĚ 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 TEMPÊT Photo Red Bull Theater to Present Staged Reading of Aimé Césaire's A TEMPEST (UNE TEMPÊTE)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2022

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 Photo Photos: DIRECTORFEST 2022 Presents THE SEVENTEETH CHAPEL & A NUMBER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2022

The Drama League¬†has released new production images from¬†DirectorFest 2022¬†‚Ästa 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 Photo Photos: First Look at The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 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 Photo The Drama League Announces Casting for DirectorFest 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 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 The Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; KINKY BOOTS at Pramount Theatre Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

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.

Lanise Antoine Shelley Videos

VIDEO: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN Videoplay
VIDEO: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN

by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast for the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II.