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Shannon Hoag on stage.

Shannon Hoag

Shannon Hoag.

Shannon first met the Dogs working on The Green Bird, playing the stony and yet questionably clothed Pompea. While extremely daunting, thrilling, and fun, this initial Strawdog experience secured many things in her life—a deep love for the company, a great respect for Strawdog’s place in Chicago’s theatrical community, and a wonderful husband. Not bad.

Shannon is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University (Much love Dr. Ficca), and has also completed studies at The National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, The Moscow Art Theatre, and The London Academy of Theatre. While extremely daunting, thrilling, and fun, this global academic odyssey also secured many things in her life—big love for Mother Russia, a schizophrenic blend of theatrical interests, and a lifelong aversion to beets.

Shannon has had the pleasure of working with some great companies, including Visions and Voices (The Devil’s Sonata), Breadline, and Clark Island Shakespeare, and has done voice-over work around town. She also serves as Strawdog’s Press Relations Coordinator.

Originally from Batavia, Ill., a town famous for Fermilab, windmills, and The Becky, Shannon loves her new home in Chicago, her wonderful family and friends, and whatever comes next.

Strawdog Cast

Red Noses (Season 23)
Margarite

Uncle Vanya (Season 22)
Yelena

The Good Soul of Szechuan (Season 22)
Mrs. Shin

Cherry Orchard (Season 21)
Dunyasha

Red Noses (Season 21)
Marguerite

Aristocrats (Season 20)
Claire

Old Town (Season 20)
Cast Member

Three Sisters (Season 19)
Natasha

Marathon '33 (Season 19)
Sugar Hips

A Many-Splendored Thing (Season 19)
Cast Member

A Lie of the Mind (Season 19)
Beth

Detective Story (Season 18)
Mary McLeod

Wireless: Programme 5 (Season 18)
Cast Member

Impossible Marriage (Season 17)
Pandora Kingsley

The True Ballad of Fall's Blessings (Season 17)
Elizabeth

Detective Story (Season 16)
Miss Hatch

Spring Awakening (Season 15)
Wendla

The Green Bird (Season 14)
Pompea

Strawdog Creative Team

Fuddy Meers (Season 16)
Producer