Marisol Rosa-Shapiro is a New York and Seattle-based performer, director, teaching artist and creator of original works of theater. She is a graduate of Giovanni Fusetti’s Lecoq-based Helikos School of Theatre Creation in Florence, Italy. Her specialties include mask theater, mime, clown, commedia dell’arte, improvisation, physical comedy, movement-based theater making and ensemble-based creation. Rosa-Shapiro has been a director, assistant director and producer for Princeton Summer Theater, McCarter Theatre Center, Signature Theatre Company in NYC, Yale Repertory Theatre and Jujamcyn Theaters. Her performing credits include American Bard Theater’s The People, Convergences Theater Collective’s Babel, Barn Arts Collective’s Twelfth Night, and Spellbound Theater’s Wink and The Last Coin. Her own red nose clown solo show, Here at Home, premiered in the storefront gallery space of a tattoo parlor in Philadelphia and has since toured to the NY Clown Theater Festival, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s Women’s Solo Performance Festival, Phillips Academy at Andover, MA, and Feast Arts Center in Tacoma, WA. She is currently directing Soledad Ensemble’s “The Seven Ravens Projec,” which was part of the New Victory Theater’s LabWorks development program for theater for young audiences and families. She has worked as a teaching artist and facilitator for the New Victory Theater, Tectonic Theater Project, TADA! Youth Theater, LeAp NYC, Seeds of Peace, At The Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy, Phillips Academy at Andover, Sitka Fine Arts Camp, Triangle Associates, Seattle Rep, Seattle Children’s Theater, Seattle Theatre Group, Village Theatre, ArtsCorps, the 5th Avenue Theatre, Partners for Youth Empowerment, and more. She is a proud volunteer performer and teacher with Clowns Without Borders.