Shaun Landry

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

Shaun writings can be found (along with Stephen Colbert, John Stewart, Maya Angelou and Barack Obama) on The Red Room.

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).