Signature Theatre - Bill Irwin and David Shiner
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Legacy Program

BILL IRWIN: Original member of Kraken and of San Francisco's Pickle Family Circus. Original works include Fool Moon, Largely New York, The Harlequin Studies, Mr. Fox: A Rumination, The Happiness Lecture, and The Regard of Flight.
Theatre: Bye Bye Birdie, Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Waiting for Godot (2009 Drama Desk Nomination), Broadway/West End revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (2005 Tony Award, Helen Hayes Award), The Goat or Who is Sylvia, Accidental Death of An Anarchist, 5-6-7-8 Dance!, Waiting For Godot at Lincoln Center, Scapin, Endgame, The Tempest, Garden of Earthly Delights, Texts for Nothing, A Flea In Her Ear, 2003/2004 Signature Theatre Playwright in Residence, The Seagull, A Man's A Man, 3 Cuckolds. Television: "PBS Great Performances; Bill Irwin Clown Prince", "Third Rock from the Sun", "Northern Exposure", "Sesame Street, Elmo's World", "The Regard of Flight", "Closing Ceremony 1996 Olympic Games", "The Cosby Show", "The Laramie Project", "Subway Stories", "Bette Midler: Mondo Beyondo", "Law and Order", "Life on Mars", "A Gifted Man", "CSI", "The Good Wife", "Lights Out". He will soon be seen in the new David Kelley series, "Monday Mornings", for TNT. Film: Rachel Getting Married, Higher Ground, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Igby Goes Down, Lady in the Water, Dark Matter, Raving, Across The Universe, Popeye, Eight Men Out, Silent Tongue, Illuminata, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, My Blue Heaven, A New Life, Scenes from a Mall, Stepping Out. Awards: National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer's Fellowship, a Guggenheim, a Fulbright and a MacArthur Fellowship.

past signature productions:

The Harlequin Studies
The Regard Evening
Mr. Fox: A Rumination


David Shiner made his American debut starring in the renowned Canadian Cirque du Soleil and toured North America in Cirque’s Nouvelle Experience from 1990 through the spring of 1991. American-born, David began his career 34 years ago on the streets of Boulder, Colorado. In 1981, he moved to Europe and honed his craft on the streets of Paris, Rome, Florence, London and Munich. He then began performing in Europe’s most prestigious circuses, including starring in the German National Circus’ Ronacalli and the Swiss National Circus’ Knie. In 1993, 1995 and 1998, Mr. Shiner starred with Bill Irwin and the Red Clay Ramblers in Fool Moon (Tony Award for Unique Theatrical Experience), touring the show throughout the U.S. and Europe. He also starred on Broadway as The Cat in the Hat in “Seussical: The Musical.” Recent credits include Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza in which Mr. Shiner wrote and directed. Film and television credits include Lorenzo’s Oil, Man of the House, “The Bill Cosby Show.” Mr. Shiner is an instructor at Bavarian Academy of Dramatic Arts and continues to maintain his home base in Munich.

2012-13 signature production:

Old Hats

IMAGE: Bill Irwin and David Shiner. Photo by Gregory Costanzo.