Marley Shropshire (née Singletary) is an award-winning director, producer, and writer. With a passion for new works and a speciality in musical theatre, she is currently working on new projects in London, NYC, and Houston. She holds a MA in Theatre Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama-University of London and a BFA in Performance from Baylor University.
Upon the completion of her MA, Marley began her professional directing career in London where she worked for two years. In 2011, Marley moved to Houston, and in 2012, she began working for Theatre Under the Stars in various roles before becoming the Associate Artistic Director in 2014. While at TUTS, she co-created the new series with a focus in new works, TUTS Underground. She later joined HITS Theatre as the Director of Artistic Production. In 2017, she served as the Producing Executive Director at Queensbury Theatre where she developed a professional season which included three world premieres and one regional premiere.
Marley’s directing credits include: The Woman in the Mirror (World Premiere), The Music Man, Side Show, For Tonight (World Premiere), Breaking Out of Sunset Place (World Premiere), Elf, Violet, Unlock’d (Regional Premiere), The Sweet Potato Queens (World Premiere), Bonnie & Clyde, Striking 12, First Date, Footloose, The Evils of Tobacco, James and the Giant Peach, Jr., The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Zombie Prom, and Elf Jr. Her associate directing credits include Oliver, A Christmas Story, Music Man, Waiting for Johnny Depp, Reefer Madness, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Murder Ballad, Elf, Man of La Mancha, and Edward II.
She produced and directed the World Premiere of her new play The Woman in the Mirror in 2021, and she wrote the book for the new musical, LADY OF AGREDA, which premiered in Houston in March 2020.
Marley is a proud member of SDC.
She makes her home in Charlotte, NC with her husband, Fred, their four children, and their goldendoodle.