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Producing Artistic Director
Shaun Peknic is a theatre director with a focus on the development of new plays and musicals. He was the 2015 Lee Strasberg Institute Directing Fellow where he helped to commission and develop Crystal Skillman’s Pulp Vérité. Shaun was the Associate Director for Once the Musical (Broadway, National Tours, West End, Toronto, Dublin; director John Tiffany). He currently serves as Artistic Associate and Director of Education with Musical Theatre Factory.
Select directing credits: Fool for Love (ItSelf Festival, Warsaw Poland); The Demise (NYMF); Anne Frank in the Gaza Strip (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity); Manifest Pussy (Joes Pub/North Carolina Rebel Tour); Fireflies (Musical Theatre Factory); The Birds/The Receptionist (Cortland Repertory Theatre); I’m A Lot Like You (Salty Brine’s Spectacular Living Record Collection); Sherlock Holmes & the West End Horror (Cortland Repertory Theatre, nominated Best Director 2015 SALT Awards); One Night In New York! (Musical Theatre Factory); A Snowfall in Berlin (Nylon Fusion Theatre Company); Pageant Princess (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity); The Girl With The Red Balloon (The Tank); Must Be The Music (ArsNova); Chaser (New York Fringe Festival); A Streetcar Named Desire (New York University).
Shaun is a member of SDC, an alumnus of NYU and the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and teaches directing at NYU/Playwrights Horizons Theater School.