Shira Helena Gitlin


Shira Helena Gitlin (they/them/theirs) is a Boston-based director, dramaturg, gender consultant, and musical theatre enthusiast. Select directing credits include: Indecent (The Concord Players), For the Fish (Moonbox Productions), Echo & Narcissus, Clemenza (Off-Brand Opera), Organic (National Women’s Theatre Festival), 7 Rooms: The Masque of the Red Death (Flat Earth Theatre), Tales from Camp Strangewood: Mr. Champagne (Sparkhaven Theatre), Precious Stuff, Where the Fireworks Come From, Deep Blue (Boston Theatre Marathon), Shrek: The Musical (Mohawk Trail Regional School), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Hampshire College). Associate/Assistant Directing: The Prom (SpeakEasy Stage Company), Eat Your Young (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre), The Pink Unicorn (SpeakEasy Stage Company), Fanny & Stella (NAMT). As a gender consultant, Shira has held Transgender Inclusion workshops for individual theatre makers and various theatres and organizations across the US and Canada. They are also a member of the Gender Explosion Initiative. Shira is a graduate of the Arden Professional Apprentice Class 26, was an Artistic Fellow at SpeakEasy Stage Company, and is an alum of Directors Lab North in Toronto, Canada. They have a BA from Hampshire College in directing with an emphasis on musical theatre studies.

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Productions at New Rep

Production Role
The Normal Heart