Shannon has her BFA in theatre performance from The University of Northern Iowa and has been a member of The Barrow Group Community since 2001. She has been seen in many productions throughout the city. Some of her favorites roles include Cassie in The Standard of the Breed, Desdemona in Paula Vogel’s Desdemona and originating the role of Tory in Arlene Hutton’s 40 Stat.76. Here at TBG Shannon has been seen in countless readings. Her directing credits include ‘Night Mother, Short Stuff, and multiple play readings. As a teacher, Shannon helped to develop. She is also an active member of F.A.B. (For About and By women) where she has been developing, directing and originating roles in emerging work.
The class was an introduction to acting - learning about how to create a set (staging) & how to be more conversational and realistic when being in a scene. The class was large (20 people?) so there was time for everyone to work on two scenes and one monologue. I think a smaller class would have been more beneficial but I did learn from watching other people as well as participating. I would consider this a very beginning acting course.
Shannon was great! She created such a warm, fun, and open environment. Highly recommended!