TheArtOfYes: Episode 6 – Interview With Shaun Landry

Shaun Landry was born in Chicago, Illinois to Beverly and Malcom Landry. Living now in Los Angeles, Shaun Landry is the Artistic Director of Oui Be Negroes, founded The West Coast Improv Alliance and cofounded The San Francisco Improv Festival. She is also half of the Duo of Landry & Summers and was part of the all-female African American team Essence Improv and directed the LGBTQ ensemble OUTe. Shaun has worked for The Second City Chicago Tour Company & Children’s Theater, Geese Theater Company, African American Shakespeare Company and has been in the improvisational festival circuit teaching and performing at The Kansas City, Big Stinkin Improv Austin, The Funny Women’s New York, Miami, Hawaii, Duofest Philadelphia, Improv Festival, Oberlin College, Chicago, Amsterdam, Seoul and Tokyo Improv Festivals BATS Improv Comedy Festivals and has taught at universities including Stanford and Northwestern. She can be read in the book “Whose Improv is it Anyway: Beyond the Second City”. Her writings was featured on the literary site The Redroom with Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and President Barack Obama. As a member of the SAG/AFTRA, she has appeared on Conan, Transparent and in the movies Read You Like a Book with Danny Glover and Karen Black as Marcia and The Oscar Award winning movie Milk with Sean Penn as Gwenn Craig.


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