Shanga Parker

Associate Chairperson; Arts Professor

Shanga Parker

Shanga teaches Acting, primarily Movement for Actors.

Acting: Television: MR. ROBOT, LAW AND ORDER: SVU, IRONSIDE, IN HER SHOES, LEVERAGE. Film: VIDEOLA, IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, ONE LAST TIME, THE OBAMA EFFECT, ANNIVERSARY. NYC: Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Lark, Labyrinth, The Brick, Connelly Theatre. Regional: A Contemporary Theatre, Intiman, Tacoma Actor’s Guild, On The Boards, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Repertory, and South Coast Repertory, Rites and Reason; and Festivalul International du Teatru de la Sibiu, Romania. SAG-AFTRA, AEA.

Directing: NYU: THE STORY, RIDE AND PREJUDICE, PICNIC, RIMERS OF ELDRITCH, CLOUD NINE. Also: RADIUM GIRLS at the University of South Carolina, THE MIRACLE WORKER at Ball State University, FOOL FOR LOVE and ART at the Public Theatre of Kentucky. Premiere of Ian Ruskin’s FROM WHARF RATS TO LORDS OF THE DOCKS, and the stage version of THE LIFE OF THOMAS PAINE. University of Washington: Graduate Actor’s Showcases from 2007-11; premieres of FAIR PLAY and EAT THE CHICKEN. THE WHO’S TOMMY, KID SIMPLE, CHILDE BYRON, RADIUM GIRLS, OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD, THE WATER ENGINE, THE WAITING ROOM, EARTH AND SKY, MURDER IN GREEN MEADOWS, and WAITING FOR THE PARADE.

Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Washington, 2006.


B.A. Brown University
M.F.A Acting, U.C. San Diego