What I'm working on...
“Shaun is a consummate collaborator. She is easy to work with in every capacity. Writers and directors value her insight when exploring new and evolving material...She shouldn’t simply be participating in other people’s projects, but should be helming her own as an actor, writer, director, and producer. Shaun inspires those around her to do their very best work.”
— Scott C. Sickles, Playwright and Emmy Award winning Screenwriter (General Hospital) more testimonials
If you’d like to audition for Smith Street Stage’s upcoming summer production of Romeo and Juliet, please contact email@example.com in lieu of e-mailing me directly, which will help us keep track of all your lovely submissions. You can also submit via Actors Access.
August 20, 2018
I just received news that I've been selected to be one of Gingold Theatrical Group's 2018-2019 Speakers' Corner playwrights. Over the next year, I'll be focusing on a selected work of Shaw's and will write a play in response to it, aimed at a full production next year. I am thrilled to the gills and ever so grateful. We begin this September!
Currently in pre-production for my short film, Eulogy. Eulogy stars Jennifer Tsay and Daniel Robert Walton, and is a snapshot of one woman's day as she fights to turn her mistakes, past and present, into art. Stay tuned!
You can view past projects in more detail HERE. <— Click that.
A sweet little write-up from one of my hometown newspapers.
September 21 — October 6, 2018
Thrilled to announce that I’ve joined the cast of Romulus Linney’s Holy Ghosts at Urban Stages with Theatre East. I’m really excited to finally work with Theatre East and to join this amazing cast of people. More details and the link to tickets —> HERE.
July 28, 2018
Directed Rachel Atkins' radio drama Brain Trust for Core Artist Ensemble's upcoming The Podcast Plays Project: Tech Edition 2018 Summer Reading Series. I've admired this company from afar and am thrilled to have the chance to work with them. Starring Morgan Zipf-Meister and Nathalie Frederick.
July 24, 2018
Just learned that I've received a New York Innovative Theatre Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role for Smith Street Stage's 2017 production of Richard III! I'm immensely grateful to Smith Street, the NYIT Awards, and the indie theatre community for this sweet honor.
July 2018, 2018
Reviews for A Midsummer Night's Dream have been pouring in! Have a look at a few excerpts HERE.
June 20-July 15, 2018
This summer I'll be back in Carroll Park with Smith Street Stage portraying Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream. I adore this company and the joy of working with them. Come play with us in the park!
April 28, 2018 at 8PM
Staged reading of Inherit the Wind with Sea Dog Theatre Company to celebrate their one year anniversary! Directed by Dan Foster
Featuring: Len Cariou, Jay O. Sanders, Eric Sheffer Stevens, David Funck, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, Dan Kublick, Rachel Murdy, Brigitte Choura, Jenn Miller Cribbs, Michael Castillejos, Anthony Platipodis, Connor Coughlin, Dorea Slagle, Matt Love, Justin Street and Janice Amaya. MORE INFO HERE
February 26-March 3, 2018
Will be workshopping a new play at the Ivoryton Playhouse in Ivoryton, Connecticut for their second annual Women Playwrights Initiative. The play is Yael Haskal's new play Blood, and will be directed by Kathryn Markey.
January 26, 2018 at 8PM
Staged reading of Clybourne Park with Sea Dog Theatre Company. Directed by James Yaegashi and featuring Jenn Cribbs, Christopher Domig, Jakob Von Eichel, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, Toussaint Jeanlouis, Eric Sheffer Stevens, and Jenny Sheffer Stevens. MORE INFO HERE
The Superfriends trailer (a hilarious and touching short film I shot in 2016) is now available for your viewing pleasure on my media page.
August 9, 2017 at 8:30PM
Billy Mitchell's: Villain deBlanks
Starring: Nick Cearley, Maddie Corman, Max Crumm, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, Randy Graff, Eddie Cooper
Green Room 42, inside Yotel Hotel (42nd St & 10th Ave) on the 4th floor
A portion of proceeds will benefit Lambda Legal Click here for more info.
June 7-25, 2017
Richard III, by William Shakespeare | directed by Jonathan Hopkins
Smith Street Stage – Carroll Park/
Here's a great review of our show from —> Theater Pizzaz
April 28, 2017 at 12PM
I received a 2017 Emerging Theater Artist grant from Theater Hall of Fame. The grant was awarded during the 13th Annual Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship Luncheon saluting Glenn Close.
The Palm Restaurant – NYC
April 25-26, 2017 at 7PM
The Winter's Tale, by William Shakespeare | directed by Erik Pearson
Upstairs at Carroll Place – 157 Bleecker Street
Presented by Smith Street Stage – Click HERE for more info
April 19, 2017 at 10:30AM
The Caucasian Chalk Circle, by Bertolt Brecht | directed by Mikhaela Mahoney
Columbia MFA Directing presentation
April 4, 2017 at 4PM
Workshop readings for Kean University / Premiere Stages' educational outreach program
Hubbard Middle School – Plainfield, NJ
April 2, 2017 at 7:00PM
Trust your Local Squirrel, by Peggy Howard Chane | directed by Kelli Lynn Harrison
La MaMa – 47 Great Jones Street, 6th Floor (Workshop Space)
March 9, 2017 at 7PM
Foster Mom, by Chris Cragin-Day | directed by John Wooten
Premiere Stages @ Kean University – Union, NJ
February 13, 2017 at 7:30PM
Freedom for Superman, by Tracey Conyer Lee | directed by
Featuring: J. Bernard Calloway, Tracey Conyer Lee, and Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy
National Black Theatre – 2031 Fifth Ave. (125th St), 3rd Fl Temple
February 4, 2017 at 8:30PM
Ghost Story, a new play by Lia Romeo
Featuring: Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy and Michael Grew
MST Playground: Readings of NJ Women Playwrights
Mile Square Theatre – 1400 Clinton St, Hoboken, New Jersey
January 30, 2017 at 7PM
Please Mrs. West, a new play by Sophia Heinecke, directed by Madeline Barasch
Featuring: Shaun B. Fauntleroy as Alice Alston and Evelyn Spahr as Kim Kardashian West
Speyer Hall – 184 Eldridge St. Manhattan, Second Floor
Click HERE for more info.
October 30, 2016
Eye to Eye, by Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy (me!) | directed by Ben Ferber
Featuring: Jennifer Tsay, Kathleen Choe, Chinaza Uche, and Imran Sheikh.
NY Madness | OCTOBER MADNESS! at The Kraine Theatre – East Village, NYC
October 24, 2016 at 4PM
For the Love of, a new play by Gina Femia | directed by Erin Ortman
Featuring Becky Byers, Ines del Castillo, Sol Crespo, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, Emily Gardner Hall, Marlyn Matias, Stacey Raymond, Sara Thigpen, Stacey Jehan O. Young
NOLA Studios – 250 W. 54th Street, NYC
September 12, 2016
Stepping Out of the River at Dawn, by Dean Poynor | directed by May Adrales
Featuring: Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, Nikiya Mathis, Owiso Odera, Patrick Ssenjovu
Live percussion by Mark Bruckner
Sheen Center Reading Series – Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street, NYC
August 28, 2016
Reunion, by Nandita Shenoy | directed by May Adrales
Featuring: Cindy Cheung, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, Sanjiv Jhaveri, Anne McNamara, Jeffrey Omura, CJ Wilson
Brooklyn Generator | Jimmy's 43, East Village, NYC
August 11, 2016
28 Years Later, by Nicole Greevy, Uma Incrocci, and Erica Jensen | directed by Erica Jensen
41st annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival
One performance only! UPDATE! We made it to the Finals! Performing Saturday, 8/13!
Classic Stage Company – 136 E 13th St, New York, NY