Shannon Matesky

Shannon Matesky
Senior Future Corp Fellow
Urban Word
New York, NY
smatesky@youthspeaks.org

Shannon Matesky

Shannon Matesky is an artist, activist, educator from Berkeley CA. Shannon’s poetry has been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry, stages around the nation, and embedded in her solo plays She Think She Grown and We Gotta Eat. Invested in peer based pedagogy Shannon has taught with organizations such as Youth Speaks, Young Chicago Authors, Step-Up Women’s Network, Kuumba Lynx, Depaul University and many other classrooms around the nation. A graduate of Depaul’s BFA Acting program her recent theatrical credits include Quark (MPAACT), How Long Will I Cry? (Steppenwolf Theatre), The March (Steppenwolf Theatre), Hit The Wall (The Inconvenience, Steppenwolf Garage), Sophocles Seven Sicknesses (The Hypocrites), and Sonnets For An Old Century (UrbanTheater, Steppenwolf Garage). Shannon also has assistant directed with the likes of Charles Newell and Chuck Smith. Shannon was the 2012 recipient of the Edes Foundation Prize and is a Theatrical Associate with The Inconvenience Theatrical Syndicate.

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