Saturday, June 8, 2013

Spotlight On...Shauna Kanter

photo by Troy Hahn
Name: Shauna Kanter

Hometown: NYC

Education: BFA Carnegie Mellon University and College at Purchase, graduate Studies Bristol Old Vic theatre School, Bristol, UK

Why theater?: Had no choice. It was the only thing I have ever been passionate about.

Tell us about Birds on a Wire?: Birds on a Wire is a play about those incredibly strong people who survived the Dust Bowl. It is also about a family that learns, in part, to forgive each other for the most heinous of sins.

What inspired you to create Birds on a Wire?: Barack Obama and his inspiration to honor communities and reading "The Worse Hard Times' by Timothy Egan

What kind of theater speaks to you?: Revolutionary new theatre that means something, that exists for a reason, to make the world, one tiny inch at a time, a better place. Not interested in vanity theatre, or safe theatre. 

What or who inspires you as an artist?: Peter Brook

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Anything produced by Complicite

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?:

If you weren’t working in theater, you would be_____:
A Lawyer

What’s up next?: Directing Master Class for The International Festival of the Voice, Phoencia, NY.