She came to New York City in 2000 to attend Barnard College, graduating in 2004 with a BA in Music and clips from her time as co-editor-in-chief of Barnard’s weekly newsmagazine, the Barnard Bulletin. She then received her MFA from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, where she learned to write book and lyrics for musicals.
Shoshana then expanded into playwriting, studying at Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA). Her plays have been workshopped at the Fresh Produce’d series and published on indietheaternow.com.
Also a freelance journalist, she has contributed to American Theatre Magazine, Women and Hollywood, Culturadar.com, The Dramatists Guild Fund blog, The Huffington Post, Howlround, and The Dramatist (The Dramatists Guild‘s magazine).
Shoshana’s songs have been heard at Ars Nova, Lincoln Center, the Duplex Cabaret Theater, the TriArts Sharon Playhouse, the Goodspeed Opera House, the West End Theatre, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, and the NAMT New Works Summit. She participated in the York Theatre Company’s NEO5 Benefit Concert for new, emerging, and outstanding musical theatre writers and as a writer in the 2006 Lincoln Center Directors Lab.
Professionally, she has interned and worked at many arts organizations, such as The Metropolitan Opera Guild, The Susan Gurman Agency, Young Playwrights Inc, The Dramatists Guild, Roundabout Theatre Company, Theatre for a New Audience, Punchdrunk, and Primary Stages.
She was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, where her family has a bakery. Consequently, she is obsessed with baked goods.