2018 Season

























Erin Murray

Murray (Director; 2nd Season with ISF) is honored to be back at Island Shakespeare Festival to remount Scott Kaiser’s SHAKESPEARE’S OTHER WOMEN. As a longtime lover, director, and teacher of Shakespeare’s works, Erin created two original bilingual (Spanish/Shakespeare) productions of Shakespearean works for Seattle Shakespeare Company’s statewide tour with Seattle Latinx artist Ana Maria Campoy; THE TAMING OF THE SHREW/LA FIERECILLA DOMADA (2017) and TWELFTH NIGHT/DUODÉCIMA NOCHE (2018) were seen by over 10,000 people across the state. Erin also directed ROMEO AND JULIET for SSC to tour in rep with the bilingual productions. In 2019, Erin will direct the Seattle premiere of JOHN by Annie Baker at ArtsWest, THE WOMEN by Clare Booth Luce for Harlequin Productions, and YOU ON THE MOORS NOW by Jaclyn Backhaus at Seattle University. Additional Seattle directing credits include: Helen Parfumi’s WONDERFUL LIFE (ArtsWest), Jen Silverman’s THE MOORS (Forward Flux), and Tanya Saracho’s FADE (Tacoma Spark Grant Awardee). Chicago directing credits include Anne Washburn’s THE INTERNATIONALIST (Steppenwolf Garage), and the world premiere of Tracy Letts’ MARY PAGE MARLOWE (Asst. Dir., Steppenwolf; Dir. Anna D. Shapiro). Erin executive produced the world premiere of Ariel Zetina’s PINK MILK: A MAGICAL TRAGEDY LOOSELY BASED ON THE LIFE OF ALAN TURING at New York International Fringe Festival and Chicago Theatre Festival; the play went on to be named one of the Top 5 New Plays of Chicago in 2012 by New City Stage. While living in Dublin, Erin directed the Irish premieres of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Best Production at the Speigeltent, Winner, Dublin Fringe; Project Arts Centre; PRIDE Festival) and Rebecca Gilman’s THE GLORY OF LIVING (Dublin County tour). Erin was the staff director at Opera Theatre Company in Dublin, Ireland, for three seasons where she toured six fully staged operas across Western Europe. Erin holds a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from The Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College Dublin, and an MFA in Theatre Directing from Northwestern University.














Erin Murray

Murray (Director; 2nd Season with ISF) is honored to be back at Island Shakespeare Festival to remount Scott Kaiser’s SHAKESPEARE’S OTHER WOMEN. As a longtime lover, director, and teacher of Shakespeare’s works, Erin created two original bilingual (Spanish/Shakespeare) productions of Shakespearean works for Seattle Shakespeare Company’s statewide tour with Seattle Latinx artist Ana Maria Campoy; THE TAMING OF THE SHREW/LA FIERECILLA DOMADA (2017) and TWELFTH NIGHT/DUODÉCIMA NOCHE (2018) were seen by over 10,000 people across the state. Erin also directed ROMEO AND JULIET for SSC to tour in rep with the bilingual productions. In 2019, Erin will direct the Seattle premiere of JOHN by Annie Baker at ArtsWest, THE WOMEN by Clare Booth Luce for Harlequin Productions, and YOU ON THE MOORS NOW by Jaclyn Backhaus at Seattle University. Additional Seattle directing credits include: Helen Parfumi’s WONDERFUL LIFE (ArtsWest), Jen Silverman’s THE MOORS (Forward Flux), and Tanya Saracho’s FADE (Tacoma Spark Grant Awardee). Chicago directing credits include Anne Washburn’s THE INTERNATIONALIST (Steppenwolf Garage), and the world premiere of Tracy Letts’ MARY PAGE MARLOWE (Asst. Dir., Steppenwolf; Dir. Anna D. Shapiro). Erin executive produced the world premiere of Ariel Zetina’s PINK MILK: A MAGICAL TRAGEDY LOOSELY BASED ON THE LIFE OF ALAN TURING at New York International Fringe Festival and Chicago Theatre Festival; the play went on to be named one of the Top 5 New Plays of Chicago in 2012 by New City Stage. While living in Dublin, Erin directed the Irish premieres of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Best Production at the Speigeltent, Winner, Dublin Fringe; Project Arts Centre; PRIDE Festival) and Rebecca Gilman’s THE GLORY OF LIVING (Dublin County tour). Erin was the staff director at Opera Theatre Company in Dublin, Ireland, for three seasons where she toured six fully staged operas across Western Europe. Erin holds a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from The Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College Dublin, and an MFA in Theatre Directing from Northwestern University.

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July 14-September 3,
Shows Thursday through Sunday at 6:00,
(matinees at 1:00 Sundays in August).
Island Shakespeare Festival is located at 5476 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA 98260 (MAP)
Mailing address:
PO Box 1262
Langley, WA, 98260
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