Performing Arts Faculty
Maureen Shea teaches in the areas of directing and dramatic literature. Her directing credits include Circle Repertory Company and Music-Theatre Group in New York, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company and, in Boston, the Huntington Theater Company, Coyote Theatre Company, Nora Theatre Company, and The Theatre Offensive. Shea also has directed a number of workshop productions and staged readings for Next Stage Inc., New Voices, and Word of Mouth in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston, MA.
Shea's production of How I Got That Story was presented at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as a national finalist in the American College Theatre Festival. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Iowa Playwrights Lab and at the Toneelacademie in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Shea also served as an associate director of the Company of Women, an all female Shakespeare company led by Kristin Linklater and Carol Gilligan. From 1999-2007, Shea was chair of Emerson's Department of Performing Arts. She is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
Office: Tufte 705
A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Emily Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award
Emily Skeggs was with fellow Emerson alums when she learned that she had been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her role in Fun Home.
No rehearsal needed: Students win theatre competition
They didn’t go to USITT to compete (in fact, they signed up after the race had begun), but a group of Performing Arts production majors took first place at the 2015 Tech Olympics!
McGorry '08 talks about his two hit TV shows
The Performing Arts alum appears on Orange is the New Black and How to Get Away With Murder.
Grammy nomination for Sanlikol
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, a well-respected pianist and faculty member in Performing Arts, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his composition “Vecd."