Stephanie Shaw - Columbia College Chicago

Stephanie Shaw

Professor of Instruction


Stephanie Shaw is a Professor of Instruction in the Theatre Deparmtent, teaching Solo Performance, Directing, Musical Theatre and Acting. She has been a theatre critic for the Chicago Reader, and is an alumni member of the Neo-Futurists theatre company, where she wrote  and performed regularly for the group's late-night hit Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (now known as The Infinite Wrench.) She is a founding member of the Chicago Solo Ensemble BoyGirlBoyGirl, and has written, performed in or directed works at numerous Chicago area theatres and venues, including Hell In A Handbag, Sweetback Productions, The Neo-Futurists, The Body Politic, Oak Park Festival Theatre, Stage Left, Lifeline, Live Bait Theatre, the Royal George, Stage 773, The Paper Machete at The Green Mill, and the Curious Theater Branch, as well as The New York Fringe Festival,The New York Estrogenuis Festival, and Mirror Box Theatre, Cedar Rapids, IA.  She holds a B.A. in Theatre and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago.  She loves finding personal, idiosyncratic ways to help students find their way on to the stage.

Instructional Areas

Creating new work with Solo Performance Artists. Instructor for Directing B.A.


B.A., Liberal Arts-Theatre Columbia College Chicago 1992
M.F.A., Creative Writing-Fiction Columbia College Chicago 2009