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

Grizzly Mama Actors Shine Despite Grizzly Script
February 4, 2016 No Commentby

Grizzly Mama Actors Shine Despite Grizzly Script

I’m a political junkie. So when I had the opportunity to see The Gamm’s production of Grizzly Mama by George ...

Let Me Down Easy: A Play to be Experienced
January 20, 2016 No Commentby

Let Me Down Easy: A Play to be Experienced

How do you review a conversation?  It ebbs and flows, but really does not exist for someone to decide if ...

Leapin' Lizards! Annie Is Wonderful
December 30, 2015 No Commentby

Leapin’ Lizards! Annie Is Wonderful

Annie. This is a show I know well … maybe a little too well. As a child it was one ...

The Book of Mormon Delights
November 25, 2015 No Commentby

The Book of Mormon Delights

New York City. It’s a mere three hours away, you can get there by train, or a drive down the Tappan ...

Book of Mormon Knocks on Your Door
November 17, 2015 No Commentby

Book of Mormon Knocks on Your Door

When I first heard that the creators of “South Park,” Matt Stone and Trey Parker, were writing a musical, I ...

Sweeney Todd: Thought-Provoking and Beautiful
November 11, 2015 1 commentby

Sweeney Todd: Thought-Provoking and Beautiful

Once upon a time I was a freshman at Scituate Jr. Sr. High School auditioning for the school play. The ...

Daydream Theatre Brings Hope, Love, and the Stars to West Warwick
October 14, 2015 No Commentby

Daydream Theatre Brings Hope, Love, and the Stars to West Warwick

Playwright Lenny Schwartz delves into a topic we don’t always like to face in America in his play, Our Distance ...

Epic Delivers a Punch with The Terrifying Tales of the Brothers Grimm
October 14, 2015 1 commentby

Epic Delivers a Punch with The Terrifying Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Have I mentioned that I love black box theater? It is, in my opinion, the rawest and most intimate form ...

Tyranny Dies, but Shakespeare Lives on at Trinity Rep
September 18, 2015 No Commentby

Tyranny Dies, but Shakespeare Lives on at Trinity Rep

Sitting down for Trinity Repertory’s production you know one thing: This is not going to be your run-of-the-mill production. We ...

Theatre by the Sea is the Happiest Theater in Town
September 4, 2015 No Commentby

Theatre by the Sea is the Happiest Theater in Town

I love Mel Brooks. I can still watch Blazing Saddles and crack up with each viewing! So going into Theatre ...