Book, Music & Lyrics
Shawn Forster has a diversified career in directing, choreographing and performing in musical theatre. As a solo artist and group member, Shawn has released a few albums of original music. He has been teaching musical theatre and social skills to students for over 20 years. Weird! is a passion project for Shawn because it is a combination of all his loves…singing, acting, dancing, and teaching kindness!
Shawn has been nominated for numerous Syracuse Area Live Theatre (SALT) Awards honoring him as a performer, director and writer. He took home an award for Best Director and also a few wins for Best Musical.
Shawn is currently the Artistic Director of Peaceful Schools Productions, the artistic division of Peaceful Schools, which launched in 2013. Through Peaceful Schools Productions he directed and performed in the first touring production of Have You Filled A Bucket Today? The Play for six years. He is also co-creator and original cast member of Rise Up!, a touring character education talk show for kids, and Weird! The Musical, which was nominated for 5 SALT Awards in the Regional Theater Category including Best Musical, Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actress, Best Music Direction and Shawn received a nom for Best Director. Shawn has enjoyed every step of this journey creating Weird! alongside his favorite team and can’t wait to see what’s coming next.