Skinny Dipping Press Release

Chicago based actress and writer, Shanna Shrum, performs her one woman show, Skinny Dipping, at FISHTANK Performance Studio, November 12th, 13th and 14th at 8:00pm and will be teaching a Solo Performance Workshop, November 15th at 1:00pm.

Kansas City, MO (October 5, 2009)-Versatile Chicago based actress and writer, Shanna Shrum bares the souls of six incredibly different women in her hilarious one woman show, Skinny Dipping, as she makes Kansas City the 2nd stop on her four city tour, which includes venues in St. Louis, Chicago and New York City.

Skinny Dipping combines improv, audience participation and a dash of cabaret to create a solo show unlike any other. It is an outrageous, hilarious and even heartfelt piece of theatre that explores what can happen when we break through, strip down and jump into the pool of acceptance.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Shanna Shrum moved to Chicago in the summer of 2005. After performing on a variety of impov teams at The Second City’s Skybox Theatre and The Playground, as well as appearing in scripted works. Shanna then focused her attention on writing, producing and performing Skinny Dipping.

Part of Shanna Shrum’s draw is her unique ability to vocally and physically embody each of the six characters. Whether she is portraying a 50 something Liza Minnelli obsessed diva or a spoiled lonely 17 year old girl, Shanna Shrum acts as a conduit for each of their spirits to connect with her audience.

During the most recent run of Skinny Dipping, at Chicago's Davenport’s Piano Bar and Cabaret, The Chicago Reader exclaimed, “Shanna Shrum channels a series of increasingly complex personalities…with impressively precise and sincere characterizations.”

Tickets are priced on a sliding scale and range from $10 to $15.

Advanced ticket purchase may be made online at brown paper tickets or by calling (816) 809 – 7110

FISHTANK Performance Studio is located at 1715 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO.

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