Misha is a Boston 2023 Elliot Norton Award winner!
for the production K-I-S-S-I-N-G with Front Porch Arts Collective and Huntington Theatre
THE WINTER'S TALE
By William Shakespeare
A Hartford Stage production
Directed by Melia Bensussen
Choreographed by Misha Shields
"Pray you, sit by us and tell us a tale."
A Note From The Director:
This extraordinary cast and design team has relished the challenge of creating a worldthat reminds us all to "awake our faith." This production will take you from tears to laughter, from music to clowning, and remind you why live theater is such a joy to experience.
A DEVIOUS NEW COMEDY ABOUT ONE WOMAN’S DEAL WITH THE DEVIL
Photos of actor, Nick Sulfur in WITCH
photos by T Charles Erickson, courtesy of The Huntington
THE BOSTON GLOBE REVIEW:
"...a wordless scene that is unsettling in all the right ways, a sequence of fiercely tormented Morris dancing (choreography is by Misha Shields) that occurs in the immediate aftermath of a major plot development and registers as a wrenchingly physical expression of conflicting emotions. It’s the single most powerful scene in “Witch,” and, as it happens, it involves one of the four supporting characters."
- Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe
BY JEN SILVERMAN | DIRECTED BY REBECCA BRADSHAW
OCTOBER 15 - NOVEMBER 14, 2021
THE HUNTINGTON CALDERWOOD/BCA, 527 TREMONT ST.
This fiendishly funny new play follows an alluring devil named Scratch as he arrives in the country village of Edmonton, and he promises to make the darkest dreams of its locals come true in exchange for their souls. When he meets Elizabeth Sawyer, she should be the easiest to convince — she’s an outcast, branded as a witch for years. So why does she resist Scratch’s deal? This subversive, inventive work by Jen Silverman (The Roommate) is a free adaptation of a 1621 Jacobean comedy recreated with a modern sensibility, and is “devilishly clever and deliciously laugh-packed” (StageSceneLA). Directing is Rebecca Bradshaw.
DEVELOPMENTAL WORKSHOP: A GIRL AND A BOY DANCE
It Feels Good To Be Back!!!
The first week of August, I was honored and thrilled to travel to North Carolina to work on the development of a brand new musical! I will go into the details of the show on a later date, but what I can say is that this beautiful show is all about dance and the love of dance. It was a JOY! So, as you can imagine, one of the major priorities throughout this week long workshop was movement development, exploration and experimentation. We wanted to discover how this show moved alongside this heartfelt and exciting score and lovely story. It was truly beautiful. And man, it was fun.
Here is a little teaser tailer of the work that was created that week. Check back for more updates on this new musical!
(Pre-Pandemic) RECENT PRODUCTIONS
BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE
NOVEMBER 8th - 30th
Book by Edna Walsh
Music & Lyrics Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
Based on the Motion Picture Written & Directed by John Carney
Directed by Travis Greisler
Choreography by Misha Shields
Music Direction by William Shular
Performed by a talented cast of actor-musicians, the Tony-winning best musical, Once, tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician and part-time vacuum repair-man, Guy. He is about to give up on his musical dream when a beautiful young Czech immigrant, Girl, takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, Guy’s music soars to powerful new heights. When an opportunity arises in America for Guy, will Girl let him know how she truly feels?
"Mr. Greisler's staging and Misha Shields's choreography are woven together so tightly and imaginatively that you can't be sure at any given moment who did what."
- Wall Street Journal, Terry Teachout
photos by Joan Marcus
A New Musical
THE REV THEATER COMPANY
SEPT. 28th - OCT. 13th
Music & Book by Marshall Pailet
Lyrics & Book by A.D. Penedo
Directed by Marshall Pailet
Choreographed by Misha Shields
Music Direction by Madeline Smith
Presented by Special Arrangement with Victoria Lang, Mark Schwartz, Carl White, and Gregory Rae
Featuring athletic puppetry in the style of The Lion King and the spectacle of Cirque du Soleil, LOCH NESS blends humor, heart and inspiring storytelling to create an unforgettable theatrical experience.
"The production includes creative ensemble storytelling and intriguing puppetry, beautifully choreographed by Misha Shields, to deliver an enchanting story of a father and daughter's journey to discover the legendary creature, the Loch Ness monster Nessie..."