Shirley Fishman

Shirley Fishman is now in her 12th season at La Jolla Playhouse. Ms. Fishman most recently served as dramaturg on Chasing the Song, Side Show, Sideways, Glengarry Glen Ross, An Iliad, Hands on a Hardbody, American Night, and other projects in development. Other shows include Ruined, Surf Report, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bonnie & Clyde, Creditors, Herringbone, Unusual Acts of Devotion, the Playhouse’s production of Xanadu, and UC San Diego’s The Revenger’s Tragedy, directed by Christopher Ashley. At the The Public Theater she dramaturged such projects as Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters, Two Sisters and a Piano by Nilo Cruz, Tina Landau’s Space, and The Ride Down Mt. Morgan by Athur Miller, among others, and was co-curator of the New Work Now! annual new play festival. She serves as a playwright’s dramaturg for UC San Diego’s Wagner New Play Festival and has been a dramaturg at the Sundance Theatre Lab, Magic Theatre, Native Voices at the Autry, and Playwrights Project, among others. She is an MFA graduate of Columbia University’s theatre theory/criticism/dramaturgy program.

(As of October 2014)

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