Shyama Nithiananda

Shyama was a 2021 recipient of the Garland Wright Award for Directing at SMU where she received her BFA in Theatre Studies with emphases in directing, acting, and playwriting as well as a minor in Religious Studies. Regional directing credits include a reading of Al/Alfred/Alice at Kitchen Dog Theater as well as assistant director on Witch at Stage West and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Theatre Three. Regional performance credits include Ellen in The Little Dog Laughed at Uptown Players, Callie in The Pleasure Trials at Amphibian Stage, A in JQA at Stage West and Poet One in In Search of the Sublime at Stage West with Moonrise Initiative.