Shannon McLoud

Shannon McLoud

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Shannon McLoud is a lifelong theater geek. She has been involved in the arts in Rhode Island for almost 20 years, first as an actor, and then finding her way to director and playwright. When Shannon isn't enjoying a show, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their son.

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Articles by Shannon McLoud

Move over Shakespeare, Head Trick has a New Show in Town
August 17, 2016 No Commentby

Move over Shakespeare, Head Trick has a New Show in Town

It isn’t summer without an outdoor Shakespearian play. Head Trick Theatre has, excuse the pun, turned that idea on its ...

Books are Magic
August 4, 2016 1 commentby

Books are Magic

I’m a nerd. A nerd with an obsessive book buying problem. It’s an occupational hazard — I’m an English teacher ...

Malala Brings Her World Stage to the Dunk
August 3, 2016 No Commentby

Malala Brings Her World Stage to the Dunk

The excitement in the air was evident as women, men, young adults and children entered the Dunkin Donuts Center last ...

Whole Lotta Laughing Going On
July 27, 2016 No Commentby

Whole Lotta Laughing Going On

Newport Playhouse prides themselves on being a family-run business where they treat their audience like family. From the moment you ...

Festival51 Brings Women's Voices to the Stage
July 20, 2016 No Commentby

Festival51 Brings Women’s Voices to the Stage

Providence-based Festival51 is a rare, honest-to-goodness playwriting festival that opens its doors to women’s work. The festival is in its ...

Rumor Has It That CTC Has A Hit On Their Hands
July 13, 2016 No Commentby

Rumor Has It That CTC Has A Hit On Their Hands

Years ago I stage-managed a production of Neil Simon’s farce Rumors. We had this great big proscenium arch stage that we filled ...

Don’t Miss If/Then
June 18, 2016 No Commentby

Don’t Miss If/Then

There are musicals that can define you in a way; they speak to you at a time in your life. ...

If/Then Lights Up PPAC
June 16, 2016 No Commentby

If/Then Lights Up PPAC

It is not every day that we have a chance to see Broadway caliber performances here in our creative capitol. ...

Kennedy Plaza Is Heating Up
June 1, 2016 No Commentby

Kennedy Plaza Is Heating Up

Most people think of the beach when they think of summer, but not this city gal! Simply walking downtown on ...

Bullets Over Broadway Comes to PPAC
May 31, 2016 No Commentby

Bullets Over Broadway Comes to PPAC

When Andrew Hendrick visits Providence this week, he won’t be completely unfamiliar with the area. The native Connecticut resident knows ...