Prairie Fire Magazine at National Magazine Awards
Janine Tschuncky, Press Release, May 2, 2013
Winnipeg Art Gallery presents 100 Masters: Only In Canada - Talks
May. 15, 2013 - May. 21, 2013 - May. 26, 2013 - Jul. 13, 2013
MAWA presents Dailiness: Artist Mothers Exhibition
May. 03, 2013 - May. 28, 2013
Association of Manitoba Museums
App Deadline: 27 / 05 / 2013
Home Routes/ Chemin Chez Nous
App Deadline: 27 / 05 / 2013
As a comedian, stunt performer and mime artist Shannon Guile is a triple threat. But if you count actor, director, writer and theatre workshop facilitator then I guess she’s a septuple threat.
Shannon is best known for her physical comedy with sketch comedy troupe Hot Thespian Action which she co-founded in 2006.
Within the past year, Hot Thespian Action (HTA) has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award (for the second year in a row!), they have won awards for their filmed sketches (one being the ACTRA Manitoba Golden Boy Award for Most Outstanding MIP Short Film) and have performed onstage at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival Televised Gala. They spent the winter writing a television pilot for a sit-com and are set to pitch it to broadcasters in Toronto, alongside their producers at Original Pictures, this fall. Fingers crossed that they get picked-up so we can see the faces of HTA weekly on our television screens.
In winter of 2012, alongside singer-songwriter and social activist Heather Bishop, Shannon started a mime program with students at Deaf Centre Manitoba and Manitoba School for the Deaf. As part of her work there she developed a mime troupe where students were able to take their mime skills to the next level by learning how to develop comedic sketches. “The goal is to eventually work myself out of a job, empower the students to manage the troupe themselves and take over my role as mime facilitator for the community.” says Shannon. “I have learned so much over these past few months teaching in the Deaf Community… it is such a beautiful culture and language, I was so inspired, I immediately signed up to learn ASL and started taking classes this past winter.”
Stepping away from the stage and onto the screen, Shannon has worked on several film and TV productions as a stunt performer including Space Network’s Todd and the Book Of Pure Evil, feature film The Divide, Universal Studio’s Beethoven's Christmas Adventure, Fox Television Studio’s Home Alone 5 and most recently the thriller Silent Night. Trained in stage and film combat, weaponry as well as more risky endeavors such as high falls she continues to challenge herself and grow and is ready for whatever work comes her way.
You can see Shannon and the rest of Hot Thespian Action onstage at the fringe:
Body Language: A brand new offering of their trademark physical, musical and inventive comedy.
It’s at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival Venue #18 –The Gas Station Arts Centre 445 River Ave (at Osborne St)
Wed, July 18 7:00 PM
Sat, July 21 5:00 PM
Sun, July 22 5:00 PM
Tues, July 24 7:00 PM
Wed, July 25 7:00 PM
Sat, July 28 5:00 PM
Sun, July 29 4:00 PM