As a young leading lady, Georgia played Amy in Jeffrey Sweet’s Porch; Rose in Passing Fancy; Ophelia in Hamlet (directed by Sir Anthony Hopkins); Helena in Look Back in Anger; Anna in The Puppeteer; Miss Casewell in The Mousetrap; and Sister Helena in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Georgia toured the US and Great Britain as Portia in Performers and towns throughout West Virginia in The Comedy of Shakespeare. Recently, she was in the ensemble of 70, Girls, 70 at HB Playwrights Foundation, played Margaret Garrison in I Never Sang for My Father at the Chain Theatre and Belle in Memory Tracers for Emerging Artists Theatre.
On television, she did numerous soap operas and repeated her role as Portia in Performers when it was taped for WNET. She can be seen as Kim Belcher in Paterno on HBO, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Al Pacino. Shal also appears as Court Employee in an episode of Ramy and as Abby Westbrook in an episode of New Amsterdam. In films, she can be seen as Harriet in The Stand-In and as Janet Pike in The God Committee.
In 1988, she was one of the founding members of Spectrum Stage Company, a not-for-profit theater company dedicated to the one-act play; she served as its Producing Director until 1997. This led to an interim career as general manager and producer. She served as general manager for Irondale Ensemble Project, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and the York Theatre Company, as well as numerous commercial productions. In addition, she served as Managing Director of the Women's Project and Productions and the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene. Georgia was associate producer of Kat and the Kings at the Cort Theatre on Broadway and The Springhill Singing Disaster at Playwrights Horizons, and co-produced its move Off-Broadway to the 47th Street Theatre. She was also a producer of The Dice House at the Arts Theatre in London and was associate producer of A Tale of Two Pizzas, a feature film by Vincent Sassone.
As a young actress, Georgia trained with Joan Matthiessen and Uta Hagen at HB Studio. Now she studies there with Austin Pendleton and Mercedes Ruehl; she trains vocally with Susan Baum. Georgia is a graduate of Vassar College and the National Theatre Institute.