SHANNON DORSEY - AEA, - SAG-AFTRA Eligible

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Represented by:

Richard Rosenwald Associates (NY) (212) 245-4515

2020 TCG Fox Fellowship Round 14 Recipeint!!

Company Member of Woolly Mammoth Theatre DC

* Asterik For Nominations and Awards

Film

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

Woman

Definite Films NY

Moments

Zena

Checkmate Studios

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

Untitled

Girl

LIU Student Films

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

Life Sucks (Pilot)

Featured

C&I Studios

Commercial, Radio, and Print Available Upon Request

NY Theater

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

Change (Upcoming Stage Reading)

Kemi

Actors Studio PW:Ademola Bello

Regional Theater

*Fairview

Jasmine

Woolly Mammoth Theatre

*Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress

Two Trains Running

Risa

Cincinnati Playhouse

*BLKS

Imani

Woolly Mammoth Theatre

*Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress

A Christmas Carol

Mrs. Fred

Fords Theatre

*Familiar

Nyasha

Woolly Mammoth Theatre

*Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Production

*Skeleton Crew

Shanita

Studio Theatre

*Helen Hayes Nomination 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

De Railed

Shun

Joy of Motion Dance Center

From the Mouths of Monsters

Michelle

Kennedy Center

Peculiar Awakening of Riley Parker (Workshop)

Dr. Abigail Benton/Denise

Kennedy Center

Ripe Frenzy (Workshop)

Felicia

Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Kiss

Hadeel

Woolly Mammoth Theatre

National New Play Network MFA Playwrights workshop

Kennedy Center

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

From the Mouths of Monsters (workshop)

Michelle

Kennedy Center

*An Octoroon

Minnie

Woolly Mammoth Theatre

*Nominated Helen Hayes Outstanding Supporting Actress

5 Boops (Stage Reading)

Boop #5

Woolly Mammoth Theatre

All the Way

Coretta Scott King/ Fannie Lou Hamer

Arena Stage

Workshop of new Ike Holter play

Lead

Studio Theatre

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 THT 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

Crazy Blood (Stage Reading)

Latifa

Arena Stage

Clybourne park (Stage Reading)

Francine/Lena

Perseverance THT

The Well Weeps, The Road Runs Dry (Stage Reading)

Sweet Tea

"" PW:Marcus Gardley

A Raisin In The Sun

Beneatha

"" D:Jade King Carroll

Seed (Stage Reading)

RaShawn

Arena Stage D:Niegel Smith

Stick Fly

Cheryl

Everyman THT D:Vincent Lancisi

Marcus or the Secret of Sweet (upcoming)

Shaunta

Studio THT D:Tim Douglas

The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller (upcoming)

Breezy

Dog Run Rep D:Alfred Preisser

Wig Out (Stage Reading)

Fay

factory 449

In the Red and Brown Water

Shun

Studio THT D:Serge Seiden

*Synetic's A Midsummer Nights Dream

Hippolyta/Moth

STC Harman Center (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

Woman

Catharsis Prod. (Chicago)

Synetic Theatre's "Carmen"

Ensemble

Kennedy Center

Breath, Boom

Shondra/ Pepper

Studio Theater D:Rahaleh Nassr

The Jungle Book

Bagheera

The Puppet Co. (DC)

Cinderella National Tour

Step Mother/ Fairy God Mother

Enchantment Theater (PA)

Good Vs Evil

Kathira

Philadelphia Theater Co.

Pericles

Goddess Diana

Temple U. Main Stage

Tough Titty (Stage Reading)

Angela

Temple U. Theaters

The Diary of Sa’Dream Washington

Lead

Temple U. Main Stage

Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery

Fannie Mae/ Dee Dee

Temple U. Main Stage

For Colored Girls who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is

Lady in Brown

Adreinne Theater (PA)

Duke Ellington Scenes from Romeo and Juliet

Paris' Page

STC (DC)

TRAINING

Temple University

Ba Theatre and African American Studies

Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Theater

Jones Haywood School of Ballet

Ballet, 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

Synetic Theatre

Stage Combat, Improvisational movement

The Puppet Co

Marionette and Standard puppet

Enchantment Theater

Bunraku,Shadow pupp,Mask, Mime and Magic

Kaiser Permanente Theater

Full Body, hand in head, standard

Marionetter Theater

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 a new recipient of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship. shannd.com ig: @cooldiscoshann

Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height: 5'6"

Weight: 132 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