A post about Shannan
one of the funniest people I know
The theatre was quiet except for this voice.
Has anyone seen Shannan?
The theatre was dark except for her flashlight.
The tension was palpable.
A few people shifted. A few more giggled uncomfortably.
It was October of 1997 and we creating and performing personal introductions on stage at the Dell Arte International school for physical theatre.
My friend Shannan was searching for herself in the audience of the theatre.
She triumphantly ended up on stage.
Shannan is one of the funniest people I have ever met.
The CBC in Winnipeg called her a national treasure.
Not long after that she went to Vegas. In Las Vegas, she worked for Cirque du Soilel as the lead clown in the show Zumanity for over a decade.
She found herself on stage indeed.
There she performed for thousands while doing multiple side hustles. She also raised two children and supported her family.
Then came the pandemic.
Everything went dark.
I know. The pandemic has been difficult for all of us.
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