Performing Arts Faculty
Contact InformationOffice: Tufte 705
Professor and Head of Theatre Studies (1988)
B.A. Clark University
M.A. University of Connecticut
Ph.D. The Ohio State University
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.