Shawn LaCount is a co-founder of Company One, a resident theatre company at the Boston Center for the Arts. Recent directorial credits include the Boston premieres of Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo; Kris Diaz's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity; Annie Baker's The Aliens (Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director and Outstanding Production), the world premiere of Grimm (IRNE Award nominee for Best New Play), the Boston premiere of The Overwhelmingby JT Rogers (Elliot Norton Award nominee for Outstanding Drama, Fringe); the Boston premiere of Haruki Murakami’s After the Quake (Elliot Norton Award nominee for Outstanding Drama, Fringe); Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins (IRNE nomination for Best Director and Best Musical); the Boston premiere of Noah Haidle’s Mr. Marmalade(Elliot Norton Award nominee for Outstanding Director/Outstanding Drama); the Boston premiere ofAfter Ashley by Gina Gionfriddo; and Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange (featuring The Dresden Dolls). Shawn also directed Adam Rapp's Paraffin and Nursing at Emerson Stage. Shawn holds an MA Ed in theatre Education from Clark University and an MFA in Directing from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has taught at the Boston Arts Academy, Huntington Theatre Company, Tufts University, Stage One and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
(As of June 2014)