Shane has been an actor, director and arts manager for the last eighteen years. Following training at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, he has worked for most of New Zealand’s major theatre companies including Auckland Theatre Company, Downstage, Circa Theatre, Bats, Fortune theatre and the NZ Actors Company.
His many performance credits include A CHORUS LINE, LES MISERABLES, HAIR, WIT, A WAY OF LIFE, UNIDENTIFIED HUMAN REMAINS and THE TRUE NATURE OF LOVE, SHOPPING AND F***ING, JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS and A STAR IS TORN. He last appeared onstage in Auckland eight years ago as Harold in Silo Theatre’s much loved production of THE BOYS IN THE BAND.
From 2001 to 2014, Shane was the Artistic Director of Silo Theatre. During his tenure, he directed some of the company’s most celebrated productions including ANGELS IN AMERICA, SPEAKING IN TONGUES, TRIBES, THE ONLY CHILD, WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING, THE BROTHERS SIZE, HOLDING THE MAN, THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, THAT FACE, TAKE ME OUT, THREE DAYS OF RAIN and TARTUFFE.
He recently directed JUMPY for the Fortune Theatre’s 40th Anniversary, BOTH SIDES NOW: JULIA DEAN SINGS JONI MITCHELL for the inaugural Auckland International Cabaret Season and produced a season of Morgana O’Reilly’s solo show THE HEIGHT OF THE EIFFEL TOWER for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.