Artist Bios

Lanise Antoine Shelley

Lanise Antoine Shelley

(Bio as of July 2021)

Lanise Antoine Shelley (Eloise Amponsahreturns to the Goodman, where previous credits include An Enemy of the People and Stop.Reset. Chicago acting credits include work with Steppenwolf Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens Theater and Backroom Shakespeare. Regional credits include Glass MenagerieGem of the OceanKing LearIntimate ApparelSueño...Young Lady From Rwanda and The Crucible (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre) and work with American Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theater, Book-It Repertory Theater, Seattle Repertory Theater, Outside the Wire, Shakespeare Santa Cruz and Kansas City Rep. International credits include MacbethAll My Sons and Aeneid (Stratford Festival) and Nutcracker Turbo (Moscow Art Theatre). TV and Film credits include EmpireFresh HellChicago FireChicago MedThe Inner RoomDiscovery World and Macbeth HD. She is the Drama League Classical Directing Fellow 2021, Victory Gardens Theater Director's Inclusion Fellow 2019, Stratford Shakespeare Festival's 2016 Chicago Fellow and she received her MFA from ART/MXAT at Harvard University. She is the Artistic Director of The House Theatre of Chicago.

With Goodman Theatre