SHANNON DORSEY - AEA, - SAG-AFTRA Eligible

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2020 TCG Fox Fellowship Recipient

Company Member: Woolly Mammoth Theatre

* Asterik For Nominations and Awards

In current production

Before The Bulldozers (VO)

Imani (Lead) and multiple characters

Smithsonian Museums

Revelation (Audio stream)

Narrator 5

Compagnia de' Colombari

Dancer/Choreographer

Fences

Choreographer 2022

Olney Theatre, Olney MD

Raisin in the Sun

Choreographer 2021

Olney Theatre, Olney MD

DeRailed

OShun- Dancer 2018

Joy of Motion Dance Center DC

She (Workshop)

Choreographer/Dancer 2018- current

MRAL Art Space

Yuicey

Choreographer/Dancer 2020

MRAL Art Space

je suis la fleur aka joie noire (editing)

Choreographer/Dancer 2020

Brookland Art Space

fal-land

Choreographer/Dancer 2023

MRAL Art Space

Paulette (editing)

Choreographer/Dancer 2022

Cinnamontography Pro.

untitled ellipsis codependency

Choreographer/Dancer 2020

MRAL Art Space

Self Love 2 (workshop)

Choreographer/Dancer 2020

MRAL Art Space

Film

The Zeke Sanders Story: Slice of Pie

Anika Cartwright

Dir: Blake Bynum

Life on the Rocks

Keisha

Pro: Jay Sun/ SE3

Master

Elisheba

Pro: Regina Hall

*Dance Party: The Teenarama Story

Teenarama Teen Dancer

Pro: Beverly Lindsay- Johnson

*Emmy Award: Best Cultural Documentary

NATAS-NCCB

Changing the Game

Nicole

Dir: Rel Dowdell

Sister to Sister HIV Prevention NYC

Woman

Definite Films NY

Liberty Road

Amanda

Frayed Films

Matters of Life and Death

Sophie

Smithsonian Museums

Much Respect for DC Youth

Trina

MEE Productions

US Army Comprehensive Fitness

PFC Donaldson

Will Interactive

Television

Redrum 307

Vernell Jones

Investigation Discovery NY

Dance Party: The Teenarama Story

Teenarama Dancer

PBS

Weekend Girl

Boxer

MTV, MTV2

The Wire

Teen Juror

HBO

NY Theater

Revelation (Upcoming)

Narrator 5

Compagnia de' Colombari

The Great MacDaddy

Leionah

777 Theater

Hansel and Gretel's Halloween Adventure

Gretel and Other Puppets

Swedish Cottage Marionette THT

The Power of the Trinity

Ethiopia

SummerStage Central Park

The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller

Breezy

West End Theater

Regional Theater

In the Evening by the Moonlight (Workshop)

Nina Simone

Arena Stage/ D: Hana S. Sharif

Clyde's

Letitia

Cincinatti Playhouse

Gravid Water

Improvisationalist

Kennedy Center

Incendiary (World Premiere)

Jasmine

Woolly Mammoth/ D: Monty Cole

*Aint No Mo

Passenger #1

Baltimore Center Stage

*Aint No Mo

Passenger #1

Woolly Mammoth/ D:Lili-Anne Br

*Nominated: Helen Hayes for Outstanding Production

*Red Velvet

Connie

Shakespeare Theatre

*Helen Hayes Recommended

Mountaintop (Covid affected)

Camae

Ford's Theatre

*Fairview

Jasmine

Woolly Mammoth Theatre

*Nominated: Helen Hayes for Outstanding Supporting Actress

Two Trains Running

Risa

Cincinnati Playhouse

*BLKS

Imani

Woolly Mammoth Theatre

*Nominated: Helen Hayes for Outstanding Lead Actress

A Christmas Carol

Mrs. Fred

Fords Theatre

*Familiar

Nyasha

Woolly Mammoth Theatre

*Nominated: Helen Hayes for Outstanding Production

*Skeleton Crew

Shanita

Studio Theatre

*Nominated: Helen Hayes for Outstanding Ensemble

An Octoroon (Remount)

Minnie

Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Workshop of New Shana Cooper and Jennifer Barclay Play

Actor Collaborator

UMD and Woolly Mammoth Theatre

From the Mouths of Monsters (World Premiere)

Michelle

Kennedy Center

Kiss

Hadeel

Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Sound of the Underground: Hip Hop Theatre Fest: 3 short play

Ensemble

Source Theatre

The Message: Hip Hop Theatre Fest: Ms. Washington

Ms. Washington

Anacostia Playhouse

*An Octoroon

Minnie

Woolly Mammoth Theatre

*Nominated: Helen Hayes Outstanding Supporting Actress

All the Way

Coretta Scott King/ Fannie Lou Hamer

Arena Stage

Unexplored Interior (World Premiere)

Catreen

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Hip Hop Theater Festival

Ms. Washington

Anacostia Playhouse

The Shipment

Lead

Forum Theater

Safe House (World Premiere)

Roxie

Cincy Playhouse /D:Tim Douglas

Two Trains Running

Risa

Round House/ D:Tim Douglas

Saturday Night/ Sunday Morning (Stage Reading)

Mabel

Arena Stage /PW:Katouri Hall

The Trip To Bountiful

Thelma

Cincy Playhouse/ D:Tim Douglas

A Raisin In The Sun

Beneatha

Perseverance Theatre

Seed (Stage Reading)

RaShawn

Arena Stage /D:Niegel Smith

Stick Fly

Cheryl

Everyman Theatre

Marcus or the Secret of Sweet

Shaunta

Studio Theatre /D:Tim Douglas

In the Red and Brown Water

Shun

Studio Theatre

*Synetic's A Midsummer Nights Dream

Hippolyta/Moth

STC Harman Hall (DC)

*Helen Hayes Recipient for Outstanding Ensemble

*Synetic's A Midsummer Nights Dream

Hippolyta/Moth

Kennedy Center

*Nominated: Helen Hayes Outstanding Ensemble

1001 Black Inventions Nat'l Tour

Gretel/Ayo

Pin Points Theater

Herstory: Love, Forever Hip-Hop

Angela

DC Arts Center

Sex Signals Nat'l Tour

Improvisationalist/ Facilitator

Catharsis Prod. (Chicago)

*Synetic Theatre's "Carmen"

Ensemble

Kennedy Center

*Nominated: Helen Hayes Outstanding Ensemble

Breath, Boom

Shondra/ Pepper

Studio Theater

Good Vs Evil

Kathira

Philadelphia Theater Co.

For Colored Girls who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is

Lady in Brown

Adreinne Theater

Voice Over/Commercial/Print Available Upon Request

Staged Reading Workshop resume available upon request

Puppetry Resume Available upon request

TRAINING

Temple University

BA Theatre

Temple University

BA African American Studies

Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Theater

Jones Haywood School of Ballet

Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern

Rosella Hightower International School of Dance

Cannes, France

National Hand Dance Association

Hand Dance (Swing variation)

Kankouran West African Dance

Senegalese Dance

Dance within Latin Diaspora Temple University

Latin Dance variations

Synetic Theatre

Stage Combat, Improvisational movement

The Puppet Co

Complex Marionette and Standard puppet

Enchantment Theater

Bunraku,Shadow pupp,Mask, Mime and Magic

Kaiser Permanente Theater

Full Body, hand-and-rod

Marionette Theater

Long and short string Marionette, shadow

Shannon received dual degrees in Theatre and African American Studies from Temple University. A DC native, she has also trained in many styles of dance and physical theatre. She is a Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Member and has received several Helen Hayes Award nominations, including one for Outstanding Lead Actress, two for Outstanding Supporting Actress, and jointly won an Outstanding Ensemble Award. Shannon is recipient of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship. shannd.com ig: @cooldiscoshann

Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height: 5'6"

Weight: 137 lbs

Eyes: Brown

Hair Color: Brown

Hair Length: Buzzcut

 

Baton Twirling, dance- African styles, Dance/Physical Theater, Drawing, Marching Band Aux, Mask and Mime, personal vehicle, physical flexibilty, puppetry- Bunraku, puppetry- hand, puppetry- Marionette, puppetry- rod, puppetry- shadow, Soprano/Alto, Stage Combat, Track and Field, Aerobics, Baseball, Basketball, Baton Twirling, Billiards/Pool Player, Bowling, Boxing, Cheerleading, Combat - Stage, Cycling, Diving, Football, Frisbee, Gymnastics, Jump Rope, Jump Rope - Double Dutch, Kick Boxing, Lifeguard, Pogo Stick, Roller Skating, Rollerblading, Running - General, Running - Long Distance, Running - Sprint, Snorkeling, Snow Skiing - Downhill, Snow Skiing - General, Softball, Swimming - ability - general, Swimming - backstroke, Swimming - breast stroke, Swimming - butterfly, Swimming - diving, Swimming - freestyle, Tennis, Track & Field, Trampoline, Volleyball, Weight Lifting, Yoga, Dance Ballet, Dance Belly, Dance Hip Hop, Dance Jazz, Dance Modern, Dance Salsa, Dance Swing, Dance Tango, Dance Tap, Dancer, Diving, Host, Improvisation, Licensed Driver, Medical Equip., Mime, Modeling, Teleprompter, Vocal Range: Alto, Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano, Vocal Range: Soprano, Vocal Style: Rapper, Voiceover, Whistler, African Accent, American - Cajun Accent, American - Creole Accent, American - New England Accent, American - New York Accent, American - Philadelphia Accent, American - Southern Accent, American - Texan Accent, British - BBC English Accent, British - Cockney Accent, British - Scouse/Liverpool Accent, British - Yorkshire Accent, Canadian Accent, East-Bosnian Accent, Jamaican Accent, Puerto Rican Accent, Russian Accent, South African Accent, Spanish Accent, West Indian Accent