Shane Anthony

Director, Ulster American

Shane Anthony is a multi-award nominated and winning director, dramaturg and movement coach, working throughout Australia and internationally. 

Select directing credits include: 

  • Ulster American for Outhouse Theatre Co at Seymour Centre,
  • Our Blood Runs in the Street by Chopt Logic,
  • The ensemble, Anatomy of a Suicide by Alice Birch (nominated for four Sydney Theatre Awards), 
  • The Whale for Red Line Productions at The Old Fitz Theatre (nominated for eight Sydney Theatre Awards in 2016), 
  • Lighten Up by Nicholas Brown and Sam McCool at Griffin Theatre, 
  • Songs for the Fallen for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (winner of Best Musical), Sydney Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne and Brisbane International Arts Festival
  • Altar Boyz, Calendar Girls and Avenue Q for Fortune Theatre (New Zealand), 
  • My Name is Rachel Corrie for La Boite Theatre, 
  • 3 Winters by Tena Štivičić, 
  • Love and Information by Caryl Churchill for NIDA, 
  • Mrs Bang: A Series of Seductions for the 32nd Stage Song Festival (Poland), 
  • Often I Find That I Am Naked for Critical Stages (Australian National Tour),
  • Motortown by Simon Stephens for 23rd Productions (nominated for four Matilda Awards). 

Movement direction includes The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime for The Court Theatre in Christchurch, Angels in America for The New Theatre, Small Mercies for La Boite Theatre. Shane was also a movement consultant on the feature film, Sleeping Beauty, and show director for CIRCA on their European tour of CIRCA

He is a graduate of the Directing Program at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, and Screenwriting for Feature Film at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. In 2007 he travelled to New York to continue training with Anne Bogart and the Saratoga International Theatre Institute. 

In 2012 he received a Mike Walsh Fellowship to study filmmaking in NYC and in 2015 was the recipient of an Anna Sosenko Fellowship to return to NYC with Songs for the Fallen.

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