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Shelley Butler has over forty Broadway, off-Broadway and regional credits to date. She has worked extensively with writers on new plays and musicals and has directed over two-dozen new works including the world premieres of Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 (South Coast Repertory) and Kate Hamill’s The Scarlet Letter (Two River Theater). Shelley spent two seasons as artistic associate in charge of new play development for Hartford Stage, three seasons as artistic associate for Great Lakes Theater Festival, and currently serves as Artistic Director for the newly created South Carolina New Play Festival. Shelley has directed and developed work nationwide for companies including: Ars Nova, Primary Stages, Ensemble Studio Theatre, WP Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe, Milwaukee Rep, Hartford Stage, South Coast Repertory, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Geva Theatre Center, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre Company, Contemporary American Theater Festival, New York Stage and Film, Partial Comfort Productions, New Georges, The Playwrights Realm, Keen Company, and New Dramatists. Shelley is the recipient of a Drama League Fall Directing Fellowship, a 2018 Drama League Directing Resident, a 2005 Director’s Guild of America Trainee, and a proud member of SDC. www.shelleybutler.com

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