Peggy Shannon

Peggy Shannon directed the fabulous Felliniesque production of The Comedy of Errors for CSF in the 1991 season. An actress for many years, Shannon has worked exclusively as a director for the last seven years. During her six years in London, where she received her acting training, she worked as actress/ writer/ director with various equity companies to develop and produce ensemble based works. In the United States, Shannon directed the American professional premiere of The Grace of Mary Traverse for L.A. Theatre Works. This production was nominated for numerous Los Angeles critics awards, including "Best Production of 1988." Other regional credits include Romeo and Juliet for the Orlando Shakespeare Festival, My Visits with MGM and Rumors at the San Jose Repertory Theatre, And Baby Makes Seven for the Los Angeles Theatre Center, My Sister in This House at American Stage Theatre, Uncle Vanya at Theatre 6470, The Taming of the Shrew for the California Shakespeare Festival, Better Living for the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, Measure for Measure at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Hunting Cockroaches for the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intimate Friends at Theatre Off Jackson, Statistics, Red Teens, and Pardon Me, Your Android is Broken for the Pioneer Square Theatre, The Rivals for the Summer Repertory Theatre, and I'm Not Rappaport for the Portland Repertory Theatre. For two years, Shannon served as the Associate Producing Director of L.A. Theatre Works and the Coordinating Director of the The Play's the Thing, an annual program of eighteen new plays for National Public Radio (in Los Angeles.) For this series, she directed numerous plays for the radio, including her musical adaptation of Pericles, with some of America's most distinguished actors. Shannon received an MFA in Directing from the University of Washington and is a member in good standing of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, British Actors Equity, Women in Theatre, and American Theatre in Higher Education.

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