Songwriter | Performer
Shaina Taub is a Vermont-raised, New York-based songwriter and performer. Winner of a Jonathan Larson Grant and Ars Nova’s 2012 Composer-in-Residence, she made her Lincoln Center solo concert debut in their 2015 American Songbook series. Her musical adaptation of Twelfth Night, commissioned by the Public Theater, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, will be presented this summer at the Delacorte in Central Park as part of their Public Works program.
She wrote songs for and co-starred in the west coast premiere of Bill Irwin and David Shiner's Old Hats which is back for an encore run all spring at New York’s the Signature Theatre in 2016. She earned a Lucille Lortel Award nomination as Princess Mary in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, performed and arranged the songs of Tom Waits in A.R.T.’s production of The Tempest, directed by Teller of Penn & Teller, sang back-up for Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in her psycho-opera, Stop The Virgens, at St. Ann’s Warehouse and the Sydney Opera House. Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald currently performs Taub’s song, Bear & Otter, in concert. She writes songs for Sesame Street, and has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Yaddo Colony, and the Sundance Institute. She is currently developing a musical about the American women's suffrage movement. Her new album Visitors is available now.
What projects did you work on at SPACE?
Twelfth Night musical adaptation for the Public Theater
The New York Times: Shaina Taub Finds Inspirations by the Score