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Noam Shapiro is a DC and New York-based director, producer, and environmental organizer. He directs plays and musicals that explore how we respond during moments of crisis or change. 

Noam is the Producing Artistic Director of Three Hares, a company that brings together diverse and international artists to create socially conscious and political theater. 

He is a winner of Opera America’s Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Prize for his public works production of The Little Prince. Noam was the 2022-2023 Next Stage Directing Resident at the Drama League, the inaugural SDC Harold Prince/Kurt Weill Directing Fellow, an alumnus of the Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellowship, a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab,  a Resident Artist at Access Theater, a Co-Founder of Lyra Theater, an alum of the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, and an Associate Member of SDC.  Noam holds a B.A. in Theater Studies and History from Yale University, where he studied with Hamilton historian Joanne Freeman.

Recent directing credits include On This Side of the World (East West Players; Three, Hares/Access Theater); Sweeney Todd (Yale Dramatic Association), The Laramie Project (Johns Hopkins Barnstormers), Speaking as Then (Columbia University School of the Arts), Little League (Three Hares/Frigid Festival), and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Lyra Theater).

Noam has developed work with East West Players, Theater Latte Da, the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, The Catwalk Arts Institute, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT), Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Drama League, Fresh Ground Pepper, New Dramatists, The Lark, and the Flea Theatre.

Noam has also enjoyed assisting directors at Encores! New York City Center, Opera Columbus, The New Group, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Keen Company, The Pearl Theatre, Transport Group, and the Cape Cod Theatre Project, and observing directors at Theatre for a New Audience, SoHo Rep, and Elevator Repair Service. 

Noam's directing has appeared in features about political theater in The New York Times, The LA Times, The Atlantic, TDF Stages, The Times of Israel, and The Johns Hopkins Hub, and his productions of Cabaret and The Crucible were selected for’s list of “Innovative College Productions” from 2014-2015.