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[Shawn Nacol]
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Rough Sketch

(a creative conflict)

~ Production @ 59 East 59th with Rude Mechanicals, January 2010 (New York)  ~

2008 Workshop for Rude Mechanicals with Tina Benko & Matt Lawler

2007 Developmental Reading with Tina Benko & Ted Koch  @ the New Group (New York)



(a mindbender)


2006 Workshop by MARS Theatricals  (Bug, Little Shop of Horrors)  (New York)

2005 Reading  @ Tribeca Productions with Jason Antoon & Miriam Shor (New York)

2005 Reading  @ Playwrights Horizons Studio with Jason Antoon & Miriam Shor (New York)

2004 Reading @ Second Stage with Jason Antoon & Miriam Shor (New York)


Drawing Monsters

(a weird tale)

2005 Reading @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, July 2005 (Williamstown) 

2003 Reading @ American Theatre Company  (Chicago)


Trophy Wife

(an extramarital affair)


2005 Workshop (w/ Amy Poehler) @ Tribeca Theatrical Productions (New York)

2004 Developmental Reading (w/ Amy Poehler) @ the New Group (New York)

2003  Wolk Award Finalist Concert Reading @ Abingdon Theatre Company (New York)

2002 Staged Reading @ Stages Repertory Theater (Houston)

2000 Concert Reading  (w/ Tony-winner Marian Seldes) @ West Bank Theatre (New York)

1999 Finalist Presentation @ Dramarama Awards Festival (San Francisco)

1998 Staged Reading (w/Tony-winner Frank Woods) @ Playwrights Horizons (New York)


Surfin' Turf

(a dismemb-o luau)

2005 “Best-of” Revival in Atrain(re)plays @ Playwrights Horizons Studio

2004 Production @ Neighborhood Playhouse for theAtrainplays


Slay Belles

(a christmas stalking)

2004 Production @ Playwrights/Actors Contemporary Theatre (New York)

2002 Production @ Herring Run Festival (Middleboro)

2002 Presentation @ Christmas at Ground Zero Festival (Dallas)

2002 Workshop @ 10th Annual Edward Albee Conference (Valdez)


Disorient Express

(a train of thought)

2003 Production @ Neighborhood Playhouse for theAtrainplays


After Ours

(a light noir)

1996 Staged Reading (w/Drama-Desk Nominee Jason Antoon) @ Playwrights Horizons (New York)

1995 Reading @ Solo Arts Group / Upright Citizens Brigade (New York)


Venus in Fuzz

(a hittin’ myth)

1994 Commission Workshop (w/Multiple Obie-winner Everett Quinton) @ Charles Ludlam Theatre (New York)


The Carnivorous Salon

(a comedy without manners)

1993 Production (Richard Sheppard) @ Canal Theatre (London)

1993 Commission Workshop @ Lyric Hammersmith Studio (London)


In Process:

~ Nether Regions for Lynn Collins & Steve Strait (graphic novel and feature) ~

~ Taste Buds for Cheyenne Jackson (feature) ~

~ Wreck Room for Tina Benko & Colleen Quinlan ~

~ Ill Will for Jason Antoon, Tim McGeever, Ashleigh Atkinston, Derek Lucci, Sarita Choudhury and a veritable horde of talented, beloved, underutilized NY performers ~

Other Plays:

Club House, Punching Judy, Happy Cage, and Boob Tube


Photo Op

2009 wrote/directed short film starring Cheyenne Jackson & Tina Benko

Life Support

2006 - series bible/pilot treatment for Norah O’Brien @ SciFi Channel

Trophy Wife

2004 - screen adaptation of stage play for Rachel Cohen @ Tribeca Productions


Club House

Finalist for the 2004 Heidemann Award @ Actors’ Theatre of Louisville

Trophy Wife

2002 Eric Bentley Prize

First Place @ the Southwest Conference for New Plays

Slay Belles

2002 Best Play & Audience Choice Awards @ 10th Annual Edward Albee Theatre Conference


...and 2 Lions' Medals from Columbia University for excellence in leadership.

Related Experience


Script doctor on a B'way musical

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Story editor for indie feature


 C.Logic Productions

June 2003

Panelist (invited)

 2003 Last Frontier Conference PlayLabs

 11th Annual Edward Albee Conference

1999 - present

Teacher (Literature / Dæmonology)

 Language Structures

Saint Ann’s School


Panelist (w/ Dr. Sidney Berger)

Young Playwrights Festival

Kinkaid Theatre Program

1996 - 2000

Program Head

Fifth Grade Shakespeare Project

Holy Name School

1991 - 1996

Literary Manager &

Assistant to Managing Director

Ridiculous Theatrical Company

(Adele Bové/Steve Asher)

1994 - 1996


Simpatico; The Tempest; etc.

NY Shakespeare Festival

Autumn 1994

Assistant  to Director Zoe Caldwell

Vita & Virginia


Spring 1993

Assistant  to Director Kay Adshead

The Possibilities

Lyric Hammersmith Studio


Columbia College of Columbia University

B.A. with Honors in Comparative Religion ‘92

London Academy of Performing Arts

Post-grad Acting Certificate ‘93

Directing Apprenticeship ’93 - 94

The Kinkaid School

Diploma summa cum laude '88



Dramatists Guild; New England Theatre Council; the New Group; the Ridiculous Theatrical Company; theAtrainplays; and EDNA.


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