We at ShawChicago are SUPER PUMPED to bring you an all star cast for Bernard Shaw’s fine feminist farce, Misalliance! Travel with us and this Chicago all-star cast to 1909 when a woman broke through the glass ceiling! Welcome back director Barbara Zahora!


BARBARA ZAHORA (Director) is directing for ShawChicago for a second time with Misalliance, having made her directorial debut with the company last season with Noel Coward’s Private Lives.  Over the last few years she has been seen regularly on the ShawChicago stage, most recently as Gloria Clandon in You Never Can Tell. Other directing credits include the upcoming Shrewish (Barbara’s original adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew) for Artemisia Theatre; The Udmurts for Equity Library Theatre’s All Access series; The Winter’s Tale, 50 Minute Romeo and Juliet, All’s Well that Ends Well, Troilus and Cressida, and The Merry Wives of Windsor for Shakespeare Project of Chicago; and Something Shaw and Spoon River: Coming Home for the Chicago College of Performing Arts. As an actor, Barbara’s stage credits include All My Sons and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (American Players Theatre); Hamlet, Heartbreak House, A Little Night Music, and Misalliance (Writers’ Theatre); Dancing at Lughnasa and Mrs. Coney (Oak Park Festival Theatre); The Country Girl (Illinois Theatre Center); Marionette Macbeth, The Moliere Comedies, The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, Richard II, The School for Scandal, and All’s Well That Ends Well (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Lady Windermere’s Fan (Northlight Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Wit (Goodman Theatre); Hard Times (Lookingglass Theatre); and many appearances with the Shakespeare Project of Chicago, where she is the current Associate Artistic Director.  She is a visiting assistant professor at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, is represented by Paonessa Talent, and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.


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