Shirley Jo Finney is an award-winning international director and actress.
Miss Finney has received many prestigious awards over the years for her
Most recently Miss Finney directed and developed the critically acclaimed World premiere of Citizen: An American Lyric by the award winning PENN poet Claudia Rankin. Other recent works include Facing Our Truth, The Trayvon Martin Project at the Kirk Douglas Theater in Los Angeles, the Lark Foundations rolling world premier of The Road Weeps by Marcus Gardley at the Los Angeles Theater Center and Tarell McCraney’s Brother/Sisters Plays.
Miss Finney is also and established television and film director. She has
She was honored with the UCLA Department of Stage Film and Television
Miss Finney is an alumnus of the American Film Institute’s Director Workshop for Women and holds an MFA degree from UCLA. She is also a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the Director’s Guild, and the Screen Actor’s Guild. She has also been an Artist in Residence at several colleges and universites including Columbia College in Chicago, UCSB, USC and UCLA.
Miss Finney is also an accomplished actress with many television and film