Shannon is performing at…
THEN WHAT: Sprout
Wednesday, January 30
The Bakery, Atlanta
About THEN WHAT: quarterly curated show… Join us for our monthly live lit series, THEN WHAT! This month is our quarterly show with a curated line up:
~ Hosted by Maddie Fay. ~
7pm – 9pm
The Art Gallery @ The Bakery Atlanta
[Exhibition currently on display in the gallery: You Look Like The Right Type]
~~ The Bakery is a safe space. Be kind. ~~
Read more on the event page.
Wednesday, February 13
The Foundry, Athens
Love — and sexual compatibility — is a mystery, and the dating world can be both cruel and rewarding. Was there a time in your life when you swiped left on love only to find out later they were Miss or Mr. Right? Did you swipe right and go on that date only to find out it was a disastrous choice?
That painful rejection of your returned mixed-tape of love songs given to your crush — to the current dating scene of simply swiping (and being swiped) right or left, we look forward to hearing your stories about the dating world and the trials and errors in search of the perfect match for an evening or a lifetime!
* Doors to the Foundry open at 5PM for dinner and drinks! The show begins at 7PM.
* Advanced tickets are $7 and $9 at the door. ($7 with Student ID)
🔺Parental discretion is advised, as stories may have adult themes and content.🔺
Read more on the event page.
Stories on the Edge: A Storytelling Open Mic
Trigger Warning: A Night of Stories
Trigger Warning: A night of stories – Saturday, June 24, 7 Stages, Atlanta, GA – Stories about encounters with trauma and violence from a variety of experiences. This show was a benefit for/in partnership with Men Stopping Violence. Check out our article in Creative Loafing & this one in The Georgia Voice!
Stories of (Be)longing
Stories of (Be)longing – Sunday, April 16, 4p, The Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg, VA – This storytelling show was a public reflection on resilience & community on the ten-year anniversary of the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech.
Stories on the Edge of Night
Nine storytellers. Ninety minutes. A dark night of dark tales, painful humanity, truth bombs, and laughter around every unexpected corner. Stories on the Edge of Night has traditionally been the reality storytelling opener to the Peach State Storytelling Festival by the Southern Order of Storytellers. Here are some fun pics from the January 2016 SOEN.
Here are some nice things that people I’ve worked with have said about my process:
- “As a first-time cast member in Stories on the Edge of Night, I was a little intimidated by my fellow storytellers – all professionals. Shannon immediately established a warm and welcoming tone for the group, and facilitated an extremely helpful workshopping process in the months leading up to the show. That show was a game-changer for me as a storyteller, thanks to Shannon’s intentional planning, and her approach to storytelling as art and community-building.”
- “Shannon…encouraged rehearsal, teamwork, organization, planning and constructive criticism. She led powerful, engaging workshops that contributed directly to the most successful shows in the program’s history.”
- “I appreciated when Shannon had us look at the crux of each story, she had us talk about how we reacted to it as readers/listeners: how did it make us feel empathy toward the teller and the situation?”