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Productions, Awards, and Publications

AWARDS, PRODUCTIONS, and READINGS of PLAYS

THE MOOR LARK by Jan Henson Dow and Shannon Michal Dow

Workshop, Staged Readings, and Readings/Awards and Honors:

2006 Week long development followed by 3 staged readings, Utah Shakespeare Festival New American Playwrights Program, Utah

2003, Chosen for the Playwrights Collective New Play Series, Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, CT

2007 Semi-Finalist, Orlando Shakespeare New Plays Festival, FL.

2006 Chosen for Utah Shakespeare Festival Plays in Progress

2005 Honorable Mention, Writer’s Digest Competition

THE DARK BACKWARD by Shannon Michal Dow

Readings:

2002 Abingdon Theatre Company, New Play Series, Off-Broadway, NYC

2002 New England Academy of Theatre, New Play Series, New Haven

2002 The Playwrights Collective New Play Series, Country Players of Brookfield, CT

2000 The Schoolhouse Theatre Playwrights’ Workshop, Croton Falls, NY

KILLING DANTE by Shannon Michal Dow and Jan Henson Dow

Productions, staged readings, and reading/Awards and Honors:

2009 Sun City Theatre, Bluffton, SC

2006 Petaluma, CA

2003 Black Bart Players, Hathaway Pines, CA

2003 Prince William Little Theatre, VA

2002 Westside Players, Pocatello, ID

2001 Pioneer Playhouse, Danville, KY

2001New England Academy of Theatre, Special Edition Program, New Haven

2001 The Attic Ensemble, Summer Series, Original Play Search Reading Series Jersey City, NJ

2001 New England Academy of Theatre, Hamden, CT, Special Edition

2000, 1999 The Schoolhouse Theatre Playwrights’ Workshop, Croton Falls, NY

2000 McLaren Comedy Festival, Midland, TX:

2001 finalist, YES Festival of New Plays, Northern Kentucky University

2000 finalist, McLaren Memorial Comedy, finalist

Competition, Midland, TX

2000 Semi-Finalist, Julie Harris Playwright Competition – Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, L.A., CA

2000 Semi-Finalist, Ukiah Players New American Comedy Festival, CA

1999 Finalist, Writer’s Digest Competition.

DARK PASSAGES by Shannon Michal Dow and Jan Henson Dow and Robert Schroeder

Productions and readings/Awards and Honors:

2003 Clarkston Village Players, MI

2001 Sheboygan Theatre Company, WI

2000 Merrimack Community Theatre, NH

1999 Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg, PA

1998 New England Actors’ Theatre, New Haven

1998 Clockwork Repertory Theatre, Oakville, CT

1995 Theatre Americana, Altadena, CA

1995 winner, Theatre Americana National Competition, Altadena, CA

1994 finalist, Playwrights First Playwriting Award for Ourstanding Merit,The Players Club, NY, NY


PUBLICATIONS

  • Killing Dante (full-length comedy), co-authored with Jan Henson Dow, ©2008, Samuel French, Inc.

  • Writing the Award-Winning Play, co-authored with Jan Henson Dow, ©2003, New York: iUniverse

  • Free-lance writer: Prestwick House, Inc., DE (2010-present); Connecticut Magazine (1990); The Litchfield County Times (New Milford, CT) 1983-1990

  • Staff feature and news writer and film and theatre critic: Bee Publishing (Newtown, CT), and Voices (Woodbury, CT), 1985-1990

  • Freelance illustrator: The Litchfield County Times (New Milford, CT) 1983-1990

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