Shona Tucker joined the faculty as the Acting Professor in August 2008. The day before she was performing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, OR. where she was a company member for three years. In addition to her ongoing relationship with OSF, Ms. Tucker has an affiliation with Half Moon Theatre Company of Poughkeepsie, is a Usual Suspect of New York Theater Workshop, The Actors Center, Lincoln Center Directors™ Lab. Credits include: Off-Broadway: The New York Shakespeare Festival, Circle in The Square, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, LaMAMA ETC. Other Theaters: Yale Repertory Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Stageworks/Hudson, Arena Stage, The Acting Company, American Conservatory Theater, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Rep. TV/film: Preaching to the Choir: On the One, Third Watch, New York Undercover, Law and Order, One Life to Live, Trinity. She has strong interests in taking literature from all over the world and adapting it for the stage. Ms Tucker is a Schomburg Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar. She has a BS in Speech from Northwestern University and an MFA in Acting from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program.