South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

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Shannon Ivey

SCAD ID - #119

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Shannon Ivey, MFA, AEA, is an actress, director, activist, educator, StorySlam maven and Tedx Presenter. She holds an MFA in Acting from UNC Greensboro and a BA in Theatre from Mississippi University for Women.Ms. Ivey has over 20 years of experience teaching theatre, facilitating workshops, directing and devising plays and musicals, as well as creating performative experiences for audiences of all ages.Ms. Ivey facilitates Story Slams, Theatre of the Oppressed workshops, and participatory/ collaborative events to encourage the use theatre and storytelling for social change.Ms. Ivey is the proud founder of the #whatshesaidproject, which uses first person storytelling to empower women of all ages.

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