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==History==
 
==History==
Born in on the South Side of Chicago, in 1965, She became interested in theater and attended Chicago's prestigious Goodman Theatre School for Youth and worked for Geese Theatre Company working in prisons doing drama therapy across the country and internationally.
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A Native of Chicago Illinois living in Los Angeles, Shaun Landry is the Artistic Director of [http://www.ouibenegroes.com Oui Be Negroes], founded The West Coast Improv Alliance and produced the The San Francisco Improv Festival. She is also half of the Duo of [http://www.landryandsummers.com Landry & Summers]
  
Ms. Landry was hired into the [[Second City Chicago National Touring Company]] in the 90s. She also created the improvisational ensemble [[Oui Be Negroes]], the original African American Impro/Sketch Comedy Theatre Company in The United States.  She is also a member of Storytellers Unplugged and The Irish Mutts with improv partner Kevin McShane.
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Shaun has worked for [http://www.secondcity.com 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.
  
Scripted productions includes The Vagina Monoluges, ''The Tempest'' with African American Shakespeare, ''No Place to Be Somebody'' with Multi Ethnic Theater and Brecht's ''St. Joan of The Stockyards'' with Custom Made Theater.
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She can be read in the book "Whose Improv is it Anyway: Beyond the Second City". Her writings can be found on the literary site [http://www.redroom.com The Redroom]with Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and President Barack Obama.
  
She has taught improvisational classes (both Artistic and The Business of Theater) at Universities, and Festivals across the country including Stanford, Northwestern, Oberlin, The Chicago Toronto, Big Stinking, Funny Women's and Kansas City Improv Festival to name a few, and has been featured in Backstage Magazine and The San Francisco Bay Guardian.
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As a member of the Screen Actors Guild, she can be seen 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.
  
Her Television and Film credits include numerous industrial and commercial projects, The UPN San Francisco Television show Seriously Unusual Television Network, Raw Music, ''Read You Like a Book'' (with Danny Glover) and ''Milk'' (starring Sean Penn)
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She is married to actor and improviser [[Hans Summers]] since 1991 and performing together since 1986. If you consider the numerous amount of improvisers years younger than them sleeping on their couch, eating dinners and teaching improvisation as their kids? They have no children.
 
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Shaun writings can be found (along with Stephen Colbert, John Stewart, Maya Angelou and Barack Obama) on The Red Room.
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She is married to actor and director and token Negro white guy [[Hans Summers]] for 17 years and performing together for 22.  They have the oldest cat in San Francisco (Tut at 22 years).
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==Links==
 
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Revision as of 05:06, 24 December 2011

Shaun is an owner, founder, and teacher for The San Francisco Improv Alliance and produces The San Francisco Improv Festival

History

A Native of Chicago Illinois living in Los Angeles, Shaun Landry is the Artistic Director of Oui Be Negroes, founded The West Coast Improv Alliance and produced the The San Francisco Improv Festival. She is also half of the Duo of Landry & Summers

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 can be found on the literary site The Redroomwith Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and President Barack Obama.

As a member of the Screen Actors Guild, she can be seen 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.

She is married to actor and improviser Hans Summers since 1991 and performing together since 1986. If you consider the numerous amount of improvisers years younger than them sleeping on their couch, eating dinners and teaching improvisation as their kids? They have no children.

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