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Shannon Dorsey

By Wes Calkin

A true D.C. native, Shannon made her Woolly debut earlier this year as Minnie in An Octoroon. DC credits include: All the Way (Arena Stage), the Helen Hayes Award-winning A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Carmen (Kennedy Center/Synetic Theater); Unexplored Interior (Mosaic Theater Company); Two Trains Running (Round House Theatre); Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet, In the Red or Brown Water, and Breath, Boom (Studio Theatre); Stick Fly (Everyman Theatre); and The Shipment (Forum Theatre). Regional credits include Safe House and The Trip to Bountiful (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); A Raisin in the Sun (Perseverance Theatre); The Great MacDaddy (Negro Ensemble Company/Korner Theatricals); The Power of the Trinity (NYC SummerStage); and The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller (New York’s West End Theatre). Shannon received her B.A. in Communications, Theater and African-American studies at Temple University. She thanks God for the continued abundance of love and support from her family and friends.