Shane has been a director, actor, dramaturg and producer for the last twenty years. Following training at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, he has worked for all of New Zealand’s major theatre companies including Auckland Theatre Company, Downstage, Circa Theatre, Bats, Fortune Theatre and the NZ Actors Company. 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, PRIVATE LIVES, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY OF STEVE JOBS, TRIBES, TOP GIRLS, TARTUFFE, THE ONLY CHILD, THE BROTHERS SIZE, WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING, THAT FACE, RUBEN GUTHRIE, HOLDING THE MAN, THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, THE REAL THING, THREE DAYS OF RAIN, DYING CITY, TAKE ME OUT, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER and BASH. He was named one of the Aucklanders of 2005 by Metro Magazine and in July 2007 was named one of the Most Influential People under 40. Shane was selected by Creative NZ to participate in the Future Leaders Programme and he has also undertaken professional development at the Donmar Warehouse and Young Vic in London and Public Theater in New York. He is the recipient of three Auckland Theatre Awards and has been awarded Director of the Year by the NZ Listener four times. In 2014, Shane was commissioned by Auckland Live to create BOTH SIDES NOW: JULIA DEANS SINGS JONI MITCHELL for the inaugural Auckland Cabaret Season. This production has since played to capacity attendance at festival engagements across New Zealand. Shane relocated to Australia in 2014 and has since directed THE PRIDE for Darlinghurst Theatre, STRAIGHT for Kings Cross Theatre and sell out productions of COCK and THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT for Redline. His other recent work includes productions of VENUS IN FUR for Auckland Theatre Company, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE for Silo Theatre, UNCLE VANYA for Court Theatre and THE THINGS BETWEEN US for CAF.