Shishir Kurup

Playwright: Julius Caesar

In Three Seasons at OSF: Quiara Hudes’ The Happiest Song Plays Last, Water by the Spoonful Director, Medea songs Composer and Lyricist, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella (OSF); Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced (Playmaker’s Rep), Aditi Kapil’s Brahman(i)(Quantum Theatre) Director.

Other Theatres: Regional: James McManus’ Love on San Pedro, Sarah Ruhl’s Demeter in the City, Tracy Young’s Candude, Sigrid Gilmer’s SEED, Everyman in the Mall (co-directed with Bill Rauch) (Cornerstone Theater Company. CTC) Director.
Composer/lyricist: The Good Person of New Haven (Long Wharf Theatre); Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella (Yale Repertory Theatre); The Two Noble Brothers(The Public Theater); As You Like It (Pasadena Playhouse); Touch the Water (Actor/Composer), Los Vecinos (Band Leader/Composer), Birthday of the Century (Actor/Composer), Central Avenue Chalk Circle (Actor/Composer), Making Paradise (Lyricist only), An Antigone Story(Writer/Director/Composer) CTC.

Other credits: Ghurba (Harmony Gold Theatre), Bliss Point (The Odyssey Theatre), On Caring for the Beast (Currican Theatre, NYC, CTC, L.A.); Merchant on Venice (Lark Theatre, NYC, Small Theatre Premiere, Silk Road Rising, The Cockpit Theatre London); Writer/Director.

Resident composer/lyricist for Cornerstone Theater Company since 1994. Film/TV Actor: True Blood, NCIS, Bones, Lost, Heroes, Sleeper Cell, NYPD Blue, Monk, Alias, The West Wing, Coneheads… Awards: TIME/A.S.K. Award (one of only six nationwide awardees), Princess Grace Award, Kennedy Center Award, TCG/Alan Schneider Directing Award finalist, two time Herb Alpert Award nominee, L.A. Weekly Award, LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award nominee, Garland Awards, Drama-Logue Awards. Education: MFA, University of California, San Diego.