Shelley Butler


Shelley ButlerShelley Butler makes her Colony debut as Co-Director of No Way to Treat a Lady

Shelley has directed several productions at South Coast Repertory.

Recent directing credits include Charles L. Mee's Agamemnon 2.0 (Cadbury Theatre, UK), The Nightshade Family (SPF on Theatre Row), the New York premiere of Adam Rapp's Mistral (Drama League), Charlotte's Web, James and the Giant Peach (South Coast Repertory), Kid Simple (UNC PAPT), the world premiere of Eric Coble's Straight On 'Til Morning (Great Lakes Theater Festival), Gerald Freedman's A Christmas Carol (Great Lakes Theater Festival), Karen Hartman's Gum (Red Hen Productions), Much Ado About Nothing (Powerhouse Theater), Romeo and Juliet (Beck Center), Steel Magnolias (Porthouse Theater), The Normal Heart (Cleveland Artists' Group), concert performances of The Savages of Hartford and Gizmo Love (Hartford Stage Brand: NEW), and Incendiary (South Coast Rep.). 

Shelley spent two seasons as the artistic associate for Hartford Stage overseeing new play development, three seasons as artistic associate for Great Lakes Theater Festival and a season as readings and workshops producer for New York Stage and Film. 

She is a member of The Lincoln Center Director's Lab, Women's Project's 2005 Directors Forum, NYU's First Look Director's Company, a Drama League Directing Fellow, a 2005 DGA Trainee with rotations on ER, Bones, The Unit, and multiple pilots. Shelley is a proud member of SSDC. Coming next: The Brand New Kid at South Coast Rep.























April, 2009