artistic director, Company One
Shawn Lacount is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Company One, Theatre Company in Residence at the Boston Center for the Arts. He has been making theatre in Boston, his hometown, for more than a decade. Recent directorial credits include the Boston premiere of Annie Baker's THE ALIENS, the world premiere of GRIMM (co-director), the Boston premiere of THE OVERWHELMING by JT Rogers (Elliot Norton Award nominee for Outstanding Drama, Fringe); the Boston premiere of Haruki Murakami’s AFTER THE QUAKE (Elliot Norton Award nominee for Outstanding Drama, Fringe); Stephen Sondheim’s ASSASSINS (IRNE nomination for Best Director and Best Musical); the Boston premiere of Noah Haidle’s MR. MARMALADE (Elliot Norton Award nominee for Outstanding Director/Outstanding Drama); the Boston premiere of AFTER ASHLEY by Gina Gionfriddo; and Anthony Burgess’ A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (featuring The Dresden Dolls). At the University of Massachusetts, Shawn directed THE PILLOWMAN by Martin McDonagh and Shakespeare’s PERICLES. Shawn holds an MA Ed in theatre Education from Clark University and an MFA in Directing from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has taught acting and drama at the Boston Arts Academy, Huntington Theatre Company, Tufts University, Stage One, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.