Mike Giese & Shannon Patterson

Teaches at The Barrow Group Acting School

Shannon is a New York based director, actress and coach with a passion for telling new stories. As a director, her most recent and exciting credits include the New York premieres of  Torbin Betts’ Muswell Hill, Erik Gernand’s The Beautiful Dark and John Yearly’s The Unrepeatable Moment produced at The Barrow Group. She also works with the F.A.B. (For, About & By women) theatre company workshopping countless new stories and plays. Shannon’s most challenging and cherished role to date is playing mother to her two girlies, Lily & Guthrie. 

Mike has been a member of the Barrow Group community since 2001. He is an award winning actor who has been seen on television in As The World Turns and Nurse Jackie, in multiple short and feature length films, most recently Life Hack which won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the San Diego International Film Festival and in numerous national network commercials for products such as Coca-Cola, Hellman’s, ESPN and Dr. Scholl’s. He appeared in Grand Theft Auto V as Fabien LaRouche and has been seen on stage regionally and off broadway in various short and full length plays including here at The Barrow Group, most notably in a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy Of The People by TBG’s own Seth Barrish & K. Lorrell Manning. 

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