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

Catch the Snitch, Avoid the Quaffle, Stay on Your Broom!
September 14, 2016 No Commentby

Catch the Snitch, Avoid the Quaffle, Stay on Your Broom!

Keeper. Chaser. The golden snitch. These terms might not sound very athletic, but they are! They’re from the destined-to-be-classic sport ...

School Theater Spotlight: TAPA
September 14, 2016 No Commentby

School Theater Spotlight: TAPA

When I’m not writing articles for Motif, I can be found in a classroom teaching high school English classes. I ...

Sister Act Ends Summer on a High Note
September 2, 2016 No Commentby

Sister Act Ends Summer on a High Note

Theatre by the Sea is ending their season this year with Sister Act. This was my first time visiting the ...

Providence Improv Fest - Making It Up For Fall
August 31, 2016 No Commentby

Providence Improv Fest – Making It Up For Fall

Ever have to walk into a  meeting 100% totally unprepared? Ever find yourself standing in front of a group of ...

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 ...