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Artistic Associate Since 2001
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Shawn is directing Jimmie Blues and the Strange Case of the Accidental Dancer, a short play with dance, for the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project. Production runs August 12, 13, 14 at Links Hall.
Productions with Remy Bumppo
Director: Love and Information, You Never Can Tell, Chesapeake, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Philadelphia Story, An Immigrant Class (co-directed with Usman Ally), A Child's Christmas in Wales (2002-04)
Actor: The Life of Galileo, The Clean House, Changes of Heart, Night and Day, Aren't We All?, Humble Boy, Major Barbara, Holiday, Man and Superman
Adaptation: An Immigrant Class
After Dark Award -- Man and Superman
Shawn’s directing credits at Remy Bumppo include Chesapeake, The Philadelphia Story and The Importance of Being Earnest, all of which were nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Production. Also for Remy Bumppo, Shawn directed Churchill's Love and Information, Shaw’s You Never Can Tell, and co-directed Usman Ally’s solo performance piece, Public Enemy, as part of Remy Bumppo’s thinkTank, an annual project he created and produced to present works addressing pressing issues such as immigration and national security.
Other credits include Jimmie Blues and the Strange Case of the Accidental Dancer (Jump Rhythm Jazz Project); Ten Questions to Ask Your Biology Teacher About Evolution; Three Views of the Same Object (Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee); Love’s Labour’s Lost and Romeo and Juliet (Montana Shakespeare in the Parks); Tintypes (Open Door Rep); Julius Caesar and The Diary of Anne Frank (Theatre at the Center); and Talking Pictures (Little Lake Theater, Pittsburgh).
Shawn’s adaptation of immigrant oral histories, An Immigrant Class, was the centerpiece of the first edition of thinkTank. His most recent adaptation is of Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, which was read at the Chicago Humanities Festival, and later produced at Northwestern University as part of the Wallis Works-in-Progress series.