Shannon Robert

Email:  shanrob@clemson.edu


Shannon Robert received the M.F.A. in scene design from Florida State University. While at FSU, she participated in an international exchange with the Moscow Art Theatre Conservatory. Shannon was director of theatre and head of design at William Carey University, where she taught scene design for 14 years. She served KCACTF as Region IV design chair (3 years – managed the design exposition), regional vice chair (3 years – managed the Irene Ryan acting scholarships), regional chair (1 year) and served on national design committees.

Shannon served on the board of directors, executive committee and long-range planning committee of SETC and was the Mississippi state representative to SETC for four years. After working in higher education, she managed the paint/craft departments of The Spoon Group Productions in NJ/NY. While there, she worked on "The Grinch," "Grease" (and national tour), "Xanadu," "Legally Blonde," "Inherit the Wind," "The Pirate Queen," "Coram Boy," "The Color Purple" (and Chicago production), "Jersey Boys" (and national tour and Vegas), "Spamalot" (London West End and Vegas), "Hairspray" (and Vegas) and "Sponge Bob Squarepants" (Asian tour).

Shannon has worked internationally in venues in Nairobi, Bratislava, Moscow and Edinburgh and has designed for Mill Mountain Theatre, New Stage Theatre, Auburn University Theatre, Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts (MTSU), Southern Arena Theatre, University of Southern Mississippi, SC Governor’s School for the Arts, The Fine Arts Center, The Peace Center, and ReelRock Productions. She was a consultant for The Saenger Theatre renovation in Hattiesburg, MS for Albert and Associates Architects.

Shannon has worked as an evaluator, respondent and adjudicator for a number of productions/projects and has presented several workshops and served on panels throughout the U.S. She served as the Associate Artistic Director and Scene Designer in Residence for The Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC. She is a proud member of USA 829, and serves as a member of the Hollins University MFA Playwriting Faculty. She received Atlanta’s 2014 Suzi Bass Award for best set design for a musical for "Mary Poppins" at Aurora Theatre.