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Shannon Michal Dow

Shannon Michal Dow is a national award-winning playwright whose works have been produced and received readings around the country. Killing Dante (published by Samuel French) and her other plays and co-authored plays have earned a combined total of 19 awards and honors, including from the Julie Harris Playwright Competition, Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, L.A., CA; The Abingdon Theatre Company New Play Series, Off-Broadway, NYC; The Players Club, NY, NY; Writer’s Digest Competition; Orlando Shakespeare New Plays Festival, FL; and the McLaren Memorial Comedy Competition, Midland, TX. She has been a feature writer and editor, and a film and theatre reviewer for various Connecticut publications. She has also worked professionally as a scenic artist and has volunteered as Literary Manager and play competition judge for the Playwrights Collective, Country Players of Brookfield, CT from and as a judge for Community Theatre Association of Michigan National New Play Competition. Her co-authored book, Writing the Award Winning Play, a beginner’s and intermediate’s guide to playwriting, is currently available on Amazon in both soft cover and as an e-book. Ms. Dow received her B.A. from Cornell University and has a Master’s in Education. She currently teaches English in CT.


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