Shannon is overjoyed to be making her Crane River Theater directing debut this summer. Originally from Lincoln, NE, she moved to St. Louis to study Musical Theatre at Webster Conservatory and completed her undergraduate degree in Theatre Education at Emerson College in Boston. She went on to teach, direct, and manage non-profits all over the country, including Belvoir Terrace in Lenox, MA; Madison Youth Choirs, Madison, WI; Doane College, Crete, NE; and Boston Arts Academy, Boston, MA. She spent four years at Hastings High School in Hastings, NE where she was nominated twice for Nebraska Theatre Teacher of the Year. In 2011 she received her MFA in Directing for Stage and Screen from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. While at UNL, she was awarded the Kennedy Center Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers National Directing Fellowship as well as the Porter Award for outstanding graduate theatre work. Shannon’s experience includes Directing and Producing at the Tony Award winning McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ. She assisted Olivier Award winning director, Sam Buntrock on the world-premiere of John Guare’s play, Are You There, McPhee? Shannon worked with Director Emily Mann on the Broadway Production of A Streetcar Named Desire; Marina Carr’s play Phaedra Backwards and the beloved favorite, A Christmas Carol. She went on to direct in Philadelphia, Princeton, and New York City as well as taught at the prestigious Stuart Country Day School in Princeton, NJ. Shannon is currently the Director of Theatre at Kearney High School where her kids are inspiring her on a daily basis. In her spare time, she enjoys running her small business, Shannon Cameron Photography, watching a documentary with her wonderful fiancé, and cooking for her friends.