Shannon was thrilled to be asked to reprise her role as "Young Esther" in Anne Marilyn Lucas' play From Silence, this time in staged readings at the Jewish Heritage Museum in New York City. Pictured on left: Audrey Heffernan Myer, Shannon, Caroline Aaron, and Anne Bates. Pictured on right: Shannon with her Director, Arin Arbus and the writer of the play, Anne Marilyn Lucas.
Shannon played "Zella" in "No More Monsters" as part of Theater Master's TAKE TEN MFA Playwrights Festival . Read about it here.
Women Without Men
(5 Drama Desk, 2 Lucille Lortel, and 1 Off-Broadway Alliance awards nominations)
Making her Off-Broadway debut in the winter of 2016, Shannon was honored to work with a female director (Jenn Thompson) and an all-female cast to bring Hazel Ellis' lost play - Women Without Men - back to life. Ms. Ellis wrote the play in the 1930s, and it had only one production at the famous Gate Theatre in Dublin, until the Mint Theater's Artistic Director Jonathan Bank discovered it and decided to produce it here in America for the first time. Shannon was very happy to be part of such an amazing cast of actresses, and to perform on the City Center II stage. The show received Lucille Lortel Award nominations for "Best Revival" and "Best Costumes", and an Off-Broadway Alliance Award nomination for "Best Revival".
Shannon was cast to originate the role of Dolly Mackenzie in Shanan Estreicher's new musical in development Once 'Round The Circle
. The musical is about 3 sisters at the turn of the century stranded, alone, in their house during a snow storm, trying to work out tensions between them due to a family tragedy. Shannon's real-life sister, Brigid, was also cast to play sister Charlotte, and Cheryl Ann McCullagh played eldest sister Emily.
They workshopped the show for a week, and then recorded a 3-song demo at the famous Avatar studios, and also shot a promotional video. Shortly after that, the show was selected to be part of the Emerging Artists Theater's "New Works" series with a developmental production in March of 2016.
To Kill A Mockingbird
Shannon was thrilled to play one of the most significant and challenging roles any young actress would be honored to play...the iconic "Scout" in To Kill A Mockingbird at Queens Theatre in Queens, NY with a superb cast and crew led by Director Rob Urbinati. The production was adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel and is based on the novel by Harper Lee. Shannon is pictured here (Dominick Totino, photo) with Ezra Barnes who played Atticus Finch.