Artist Bio

Anna D. Shapiro

(Bio as of March 2009)

Anna D. Shapiro most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Magnolia during the 2008/2009 Season. She received the 2008 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for August: Osage County. Directing credits at Steppenwolf Theatre Company (where she has been an ensemble member since 2005) include The Pain and the Itch, I Never Sang for My Father, Man from Nebraska, Until We Find Each Other, The Drawer Boy and Side Man. Other credits include Our Town at Lookingglass Theatre Company, A Number at A Contemporary Theatre, Iron at Manhattan Theatre Club, A Fair Country at Huntington Theatre Company and Trafficking in Broken Hearts at Atlantic Theatre Company. Ms. Shapiro is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Columbia College and the recipient of a 1996 Princess Grace Award. She joined the faculty of Northwestern University as head of the Graduate Directing Program in 2002.

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