Shannon Sindelar (DIRECTOR) - Shannon Sindelar is a theater director and producer based in New York. With Dobama: regional premieres of Jennifer Haley’s THE NETHER, Bathsheba Doran's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX and KIN, C. Denby Swanson's THE NORWEGIANS, Liz Duffy Adams' OR, Jordan Harrison's MARJORIE PRIME, and Will Eno's THE REALISTIC JONESES. Recent credits include the world premieres of a new translation of Peretz Hirschbein's ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER (New Worlds Theatre Project), Sara Farrington's REQUIEM FOR BLACK MARIE (Incubator Arts Project), Miranda Huba’s CANDY TASTES NICE (HERE), and the New York premieres of Tennessee Williams' THE REMARKABLE ROOMING HOUSE OF MME. LEMONDE (Target Margin) and Jason Grote's A CHRISTMAS CAROL (The Brick).
She was the Producing Artistic Director of the Brooklyn-based company Brave New World Repertory Theatre, where she directed the world premiere of RN Healey's NUN$ and produced the New York premiere of Gertrude Stein's 100-year-old PINK MELON JOY. Prior to that, she was the co-Artistic Director of the cross media performance group 31 Down, and for five years directed the company’s productions, including HERE AT HOME (Bushwick Starr), RED OVER RED (Incubator Arts Project), THE ASSEMBER DILATOR (PS 122), I USED TO BE CURIOUS (LOUD) (Prelude Festival), UNIVERSAL ROBOTS (Ontological) and THE SCREAM CONTEST (PS 122/Bumbershoot/Orange County Arts).
She recently produced the New York premiere of David Adjmi's MARIE ANTOINETTE (Soho Rep), and served for four years as Managing and Programming Director of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater (NYC). The Ontological’s Incubator program for independent artists garnered an Obie grant under her direction and in 2010 transitioned to become its own organization, where she served as its first Producing Director. She remained on the curatorial staff for the new organization, the Incubator Arts Project, and founded and produced its annual Other Forces festival, which ran for five years and premiered Julia Jarcho's GRIMLY HANDSOME (Obie for Best New American Play), Alexandra Collier's mobile performance TAKE ME HOME and Daniel Fish's TOM RYAN THINKS HE'S JAMES MASON.... She was a John Wells Directing Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, where she received her MFA.