Seattle— Intiman Theatre announces that Sheila Daniels will join its staff as Associate Director, effective December 10, 2007. As Associate Director, Daniels will direct A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams in the 2008 season. Additional information about the production, including the performance run and casting, will be announced at a later date.
As a member of Intiman’s artistic staff, Daniels will be responsible for casting and literary management. She will also work closely with Artistic Director Bartlett Sher on the 2008 season productions and artistic planning for the development of future projects.
“I have been following Sheila’s work for many years,” says Sher. “As a director, she brings great facility in working with actors and language, and experience with new writing, the classics and cross-disciplinary collaborations. She also has a real understanding and knowledge of the Seattle theatre community. I’m thrilled to have her join our artistic team, and to fill the open slot in our season with her production of A Streetcar Named Desire.”
“I am deeply honored and thrilled to begin working at Intiman with its exceptional staff, under the excellent and inspired leadership of Bart Sher and Managing Director Laura Penn ,” says Daniels.
Daniels has been creating theatre as a director, actor, teacher and producer in Seattle since 1994. She is Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder of both Theater Under Ground and Baba Yaga Productions, and recently served as the Associate Artistic Director at Capitol Hill Arts Center (CHAC). From 1999-2002, she was Artistic Director of Theater Schmeater. Since 1998, she has taught Acting and Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration at Cornish College of the Arts, where she serves as a Resident Director.
Her recent directing credits include Pericles (Seattle Shakespeare Company), Crime and Punishment (Theater Under Ground/CHAC), Rhoda: A Life in Stories (Book-It), God’s Country, Waiting for Lefty, Arcadia (CHAC), The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Strawberry Theatre Workshop), Burning Bridget Cleary (Ladykiller Productions), Macbeth (Wooden O), The Last State (On the Boards), Shock Brigades: Women in Combat (Baba Yaga). In addition to Intiman’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire, she will direct According to Coyote for Seattle Children's Theatre in February 2008.