"raises the craft of clowning to new levels." - NYTheatre.com
"Shapiro is a master of physical comedy. She speaks volumes in the raising of an eyebrow or with the flick of her wrist." - NYTheatre.com
"a masterful, sweetly-scathing performer." - Chloe Veltman, lies like truth
"a kinetic poem" - Cultural Capitol, NY
"an overwhelmingly beautiful piece of art" -That Sounds Cool, NY
"masterful" - LA Entertainment Today
"utterly mesmerizing" - Show Business Weekly, NY
"It's impossible not to be delighted by Summer." - John Gilkey, Cirque Du Soliel

Hauschka - The Key from Jeff Desom on Vimeo. Music by Hauschka > "Children" from the album "Foreign Landscapes". FatCat 2010. Featuring Summer Shapiro. Film by Jeff Desom, Cinematographer Jean-Louis Schuller, Steadycam Olivier Koos and Raoul Henri, Editor Chris Coupland, Costume Carole Pochard. Shot in Luxembourg.

THIS WEEKEND NOV. 8-10 – THE.HUMANEST – NEW YORK

the.humanest Nov. 8 at 8PM Nov. 9 at 2:30 & 8PM Nov. 10 at 8PM CLICK FOR TICKETS the.humanest The life and legacy of enigmatic mathematician, code-breaker and pioneer of artificial intelligence Alan Turing provoke a multidisciplinary examination of the paradoxical, often binary, relationship between authenticity & performance. The theater is transformed into the site of a unique form of Turing Test (which tests a computer’s ability to convincingly imitate human intelligence) Read more …

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In the Boudoir

In the Boudoir tells a deceptively simple story of a young woman’s love life… and its collision with the audience. Matters of the heart can be messy and In The Boudoir delights in making a mess.

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Legs and All

Rooted in physical comedy and set to music, it takes a magical look at the mundane where two people stumble into the extraordinary. A physical exploration of limits, perspective and chocolate cake.

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Film & Video

New video with Sara Bareilles! Sara invited me to be creative consultant for her Brave video. After fleshing out the video’s concept she asked if I’d hop over to LA to be her movement coach and dance in the video. Um, yes. I love this song and its message! So happy to be a part of Sara’s inspiring and important work. You can spot me in the suspenders dancing with strangers…   In addition to stage productions, film and video are areas of performance I been getting my talons into. Read more …

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San Francisco Bay Guardian says…

Legs and All – After last year’s SF Fringe run and fresh from a roundly lauded New York appearance, San Francisco–based physical comedienne Summer Shapiro brings her cheeky-fresh show back to the Climate Theater. Since last appearing in workshop form at the Climate, a solo piece has bloomed into a pas de deux between Shapiro and Brooklyn-based performer and co-creator Peter Musante (Blue Man Group, New York), becoming a sassy and shrewd physical-comic deconstruction of romance by two hapless, winsome Read more …

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Show Business Weekly says …

Summer Shapiro and Peter Musante are two talented clowns. In Legs and All, they ditch words in favor of a breathtaking physical vocabulary and weave a story that’s poetic, sweet and utterly mesmerizing. The action revolves around a blue wooden box that’s seemingly bottomless, like Mary Poppins’s carpet bag. The limber performers lurk inside, invisible, then out creep fingers, arms, legs, heads and whole bodies. In the first scene, Shapiro pops up, gobbles up a flower, rotates as if she’s Read more …

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THIS WEEKEND NOV. 8-10 – THE.HUMANEST – NEW YORK

the.humanest Nov. 8 at 8PM Nov. 9 at 2:30 & 8PM Nov. 10 at 8PM CLICK FOR TICKETS the.humanest The life and legacy of enigmatic mathematician, code-breaker and pioneer of artificial intelligence Alan Turing provoke a multidisciplinary examination of the paradoxical, often binary, relationship between authenticity & performance. The theater is transformed into the site of a unique form of Turing Test (which tests a computer’s ability to convincingly imitate human intelligence) Read more …

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VANCOUVER FRINGE FESTIVAL SEPT 6 – SEPT 15 2013

So honored to be chosen for this year’s VANCOUVER FRINGE FESTIVAL! I will perform 6 amazing times at the festival ——————————-> BUY TICKETS HERE BUY TICKETS HERE FRI SEPT. 6 – 6:45PM SAT SEPT. 7 – 2:35PM SUN SEPT. 8 – 4:05PM WED SEPT. 11 – 9:45PM FRI SEPT. 13 – 10:35PM SUN SEPT. 15 – 7:40PM Matters of the heart can be messy and In the Boudoirdelights in making a mess. New York comedienne Summer Shapiro ventures to Vancouver with a deceptively Read more …

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New video with Sara Barielles!!!

After talking through concepts for her Brave video Sara invited me to hop over to LA to be her movement coach and dance in the video. I love this song and its message! So happy to be a part of Sara’s work. You can spot me in the suspenders dancing with strangers…

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