Shelley Butler


PlayMakers: Debut.

Shelley Butler has over 40 Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional credits to date and has worked extensively with writers on new plays and musicals. Recent productions include the world premiere of Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House Part 2” at South Coast Repertory and the Japanese premiere of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo.

She has directed and developed work across the country for theaters including: Ars Nova, Primary Stages, E.S.T., WP Theater, Hartford Stage, South Coast Repertory, Denver Center Theatre Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pioneer Theatre Company, Geva, The Old Globe, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, New York Stage and Film, PlayPenn, New Dramatists, The Playwright’s Realm, Keen Company and the Lark.

Shelley spent two seasons as artistic associate in charge of new play development for Hartford Stage and three seasons as artistic associate for the Great Lakes Theater Festival. She is a proud alum of UNC-Chapel Hill.

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