Profile: Summer Shapiro has written, performed and produced three original physical comedy shows, touring to San Francisco, Hawaii and New York within just over a year. While an artist in residence at San Francisco's Climate Theater she premiered her original solo show In The Boudoir sharing the bill with Cirque Du Soleil veteran, John Gilkey. The show continued on to headline at the WOW Festival in 2009. Summer’s show, PANTS! The Best Show Ever, sold out in the 2008 New York and San Francisco Clown Theater Festivals. She was in a trapeze clown duo in Angry Gods and Lost Marbles, by Paoli Lacy showcasing at the Magic Theater in October, 2007. Summer was a performer and artist in residence with The Medea Project: Theatre for Incarcerated Women, directed by Rhodessa Jones in 2006. Summer has trained, performed and taught her craft in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Ireland and holds a B.A. in acting from UCLA’s School of Theater. “I was entranced ... Shapiro conspired to make the entire audience fall at her feet ... a masterful, sweetly scathing performer.” - Chloe Veltman*, lies like truth, Arts Journal *Chloe Veltman is also the Bay Area culture correspondent for The New York Times

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