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A fundraiser for the
Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency
Thursday, May 16, 5:30-8p
Learn more about this event and purchase tix here.
Shannon is performing at…
The Alliance Presents: Storytelling
Rich Theatre–Woodruff Arts Center
Monday, April 22, 8p
Alliance Presents and is about bringing the Atlanta arts community together on stage. In each performance we focus on one Atlanta arts discipline by bringing in organizations and shows that focus on that theme. For our debut show the theme will be Storytelling. I’ll be telling a story as a part of the evening’s program. Event page & free tickets here!
Decatur Arts Festival
Sunday, May 26, 4-5:00p
Old Decatur Courthouse
Together with Jonah McDonald, one of Atlanta’s best-loved storytellers, Jonah and I will be telling stories about community and neighbors. We’ll each tell a story and then have a time of discussion with the audience.
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?”