Theatre Artisan

Helen. Theatre of Yugen. 2019. Directed by Shannon R Davis. Starring Adrian Deane & Steven Flores.

Director

Teaching Artist

Director

Intercultural theatrical experiences. Traditional movement. Creating pieces to provoke meaningful dialogue.

Celestial Being in Puppets & Poe. Theatre of Yugen. 2019. Also pictured Alan Coyne.

Actor

Teaching Artist

Director

Classically trained. Modern, social justice mentality. Dancer. Singer.

Shannon Davis talks portraying characters written for men in Ashland, OR. 2018.

Teaching Artist

Teaching Artist

Teaching Artist

Decolonizing classes on the art of acting and directing. All ages.

About

My mantra is like campsite rules: leave the world a better place than I found it. My chosen medium to do so is theatre and experiential performance.

First and foremost, I am a director. My main focus of work is classical re-envisionings through an intercultural lens that utilize traditional movement, and contemporary issues to explore societal inequities and raise awareness- both in process and product.

Second, I act. I have classical Stanislavski, Laban, and Theatre of the Oppressed based training.

Third, I teach. I practice decolonization and mindfulness in my curriculum. Practice and process oriented.

Fourth, I work in development for small non-profit companies-- helping them raise money and secure grants to serve their missions.

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I currently reside in San Francisco, the traditional unceded land of the Ramaytush Ohlone. I am originally from the territory commonly known as Wisconsin, and am a descendant of the Potawatomi & Ojibwe people, as well as the Sami people of Sapmi Norway. I come from a large midwestern family that eats too much cheese. I still eat too much cheese even here in SF. I have two cats, Almond and Freya. And two chickens named Parsnip O'Keefe and Ginger Kahlo. When I'm not making art for the stage, I make more art. I have an etsy business selling Native-made bead work and jewelry. I draw. I paint. I craft. I cook. I commune.

On the horizon

Directing-wise:

BRAIDED: A Native Noh Story. Producer/Director/Co-writer. Devised movement-based play. About Japanese American internment camps and Native boarding school victims. Exploring ancestral trauma. October 2020


The Oresteia at CalShakes (Assoc/Movement Director) CANCELED due to COVID-19

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