Shane Breaux
Adjunct Lecturer, Theater History

Shane Breaux (Brooklyn College)


PhD Candidate in Theatre History, CUNY Graduate Center
MA, Theater History & Criticism, Brooklyn College
BA, English Education, McNeese State University

Shane Breaux is a scholar, teacher, playwright, dramaturg, and performer. His dissertation explores the productive racial transgressions of African-American, Chinese-American, and Latina/o-American musical comedy clowns on popular stages in the U.S. in the first half of the twentieth century. He has taught Black Drama in the U.S. and other courses at City College and LaGuardia Community College. He is editorial associate on The Harry Watkins Diary, an upcoming critical edition of 19th-century American actor-manager’s 15-year chronicle of his theatrical work and play. Shane is also a founding member of New York Shakespeare Exchange and has served as its Resident Dramaturg since its inception in 2009. As a playwright, Shane co-wrote 3 x 3 with NYSX Resident Playwright Kevin Brewer, and they are currently at work on their second play. As an actor, Shane has appeared on stage at Ars Nova (Yahweh’s Follies), the Peoples Improv Theater, and the Red Room (Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe). He grew up in Lake Charles, LA, where there is very little theater, and now happily lives in Brooklyn, where there is a great deal of theater.