Shellen Lubin works professionally as a Playwright, Songwriter, Director, and Actor/Singer. As a director/dramaturg assisting in the development of new plays, she has directed across the country, currently working on projects with Lanie Robertson, Stuart Warmflash, Susan Merson, Stephanie Satie, and Amy Oestreicher at multiple venues. Her plays have been produced and workshopped at Manhattan Class Company, Public Theatre, Theater Breaking Through Barriers, Cosmic Orchid, Pacific Resident Theatre, Hubbard Hall, West Coast Ensemble, American Jewish Theatre, and more. Her songs have been featured on radio and cable TV, in Milos Forman’s first American film, Taking Off, in Susan Merson's play Between Pretty Places, in numerous cabaret acts including her own, and in a one-hour special on WBAI-FM, Shellen Lubin - Songwriter/Singer. She is a member of the Playwright Directors Workshop at The Actors Studio (as both playwright and director), and is the resident director for the Bistro Awards (Sherry Eaker, producer). She also teaches and coaches actors, singers, and writers both privately and as a guest artist. As an advocate for women+ in theatre, she is the Co-President of the League of Professional Theatre Women, the 1st Vice President and Past President of the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, on the DEI Committee of the Dramatists Guild, and chair of the Women Playwrights Initiative for the National Theatre Conference. Her reflections on artistry and life have been featured in five cover pieces for Back Stage Publications (archived on her website) and are read weekly in her Monday Morning Quotes think-pieces (www.mondaymorningquotes.com and @monmornquote). Proud member of DG, SDC, AEA, and more.
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
FB: shellenlubin, monmornquote
TW: @shlubin, @monmornquote
MORE ABOUT ME
I am working daily to find ways to tell stories in these times--as a writer and director, finding ways to use the available mediums online to create a live experience which, while it is not live theatre, is also not film. The immediacy and intimacy are two of the primary qualities we love about the medium of theatre, and I am experimenting all the time as to how to make the online experience of a play both more immediate and more intimate.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Just finished projects with Theater Breaking Through Barriers and Cosmic Orchid, ongoing play development as both writer and director with the Playwright Directors Workshop of The Actors Studio and resident writer/philosopher for The Village Yontif. I'm also working on a podcast as researcher/director/songwriter, and several written-word projects.
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, Musical, Challenging, Historical, Jewish, Verse