Shaun Leisher

Shaun Leisher

New play dramaturg, director and producer based in Allentown, PA

I love new plays and want the whole world to love them too!!!!

Recommended by Shaun Leisher

  • Holocaust Lit!
    15 Jun. 2024
    A brilliant look at modern-day Judaism on a college campus. This play went to some surprising and delightfully absurdist places. Each character has so many layers. This play needs to be produced all over.
  • Letters To Mopaki
    15 Jun. 2024
    A mystery story that unravels with flashbacks. This play has great roles for women, including a killer one for an older actress.
  • Maybe You Could Love Me
    13 Jun. 2024
    A gorgeous play about the complicated love between two life-long friends. A great play for two actresses of color to really show off their ranges. The way duty and religion are explored in this play is so fascinating. A play that leaves you with unanswered questions in a way that only great theatre can do.
  • Ophelia
    12 Jun. 2024
    A perfect conclusion to Hamlet that I had no clue I needed. Brown has crafted such a moving piece with so much room for laughter. The world building is so strong here. The perfect amount of exposition that grounds us in the world without treating the audience like idiots. This is the ending Ophelia deserved.
  • /kom'plisit/
    12 Jun. 2024
    A play about the lengths women will go to for men who behave badly. All of these characters are complicit in their own ways and none are true heroes. An intense play that also has room for humor and levity. I really enjoyed the use of screens throughout the play. Would love to see this produced.