Artist Bio

Lanise Antoine Shelley

(Bio as of July 2022)

Lanise Antoine Shelley (SamanyaGoodman Credits include School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play; An Enemy of the People and Stop.Reset. Chicago credits include Lookingglass Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Regional credits include American Repertory Theater, Outside The Wire, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Milwaukee Repertory Theater (resident company member for five years), Kansas City Repertory and Indiana Repertory Theater. International credits include Macbeth; Aeneid and All My Sons (Stratford Shakespeare Festival). Television and film credits include Saturdays (Disney); Empire (FOX); Chicago Fire (NBC); Discovery WorldFresh Hell; I Didn’t Mean to Go MentalThe Inner Room and Macbeth HD. Lanise holds an MFA from ART/MXAT at Harvard University, a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and has received certification from BADA in Oxford, England. Awards and fellowships include Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s Chicago Fellow 2016, Victory Gardens Theater’s Directing Fellow 2019 and Drama League Classical Directing Fellow 2021.