The Book of Joseph

January 29

March 5, 2017

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

by Karen Hartman
based on the life of Joseph A. Hollander and his family
directed by Barbara Gaines

Gail Shapiro

Klara Wimisner / Felicja Hollander

Gail Shapiro makes her Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut. A native Chicagoan, Ms. Shapiro returned to her hometown after living in Los Angeles for fourteen years. She was a resident artist with A Noise Within, performing classics in repertory for eleven years. Other regional credits include work with: South Coast Repertory, San Jose Repertory Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Roles include Lisette in The Game of Love and Chance, Isabell in Sidney Bechet Killed a Man, Barbara in Major Barbara, Marjorie in The Country Wife, Imogen in Cymbeline and Edith Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank. Ms. Shapiro is a graduate of University of Illinois and The Yale School of Drama, and is currently a Senior Lecturer of Acting at Northwestern University. She is also the recipient of the LA Drama Critics Circle's Nathalie Schaefer Award.

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