Shannon Matesky is an actress, writer, producer, director from Berkeley, CA, now living in Brooklyn, NY. A graduate from Depaul Theater School she has worked with theaters such as Steppenwolf Theater, The Inconvenience, Court Theater, Goodman Theater and The Public. As a poet Shannon has been featured across the country as well as HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Nylon Magazine, and BET online. Shannon has produced live events and festivals such as The Fly Honey Show, Brave New Voices International Teen Poetry Festival, and Life is Living community festival in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Oakland, and Urban Word NYC’s Grand Slam finals at the Apollo Theater. Shannon is also author of three solo performances, She Think She Grown, We Gotta Eat, and The Saga of the Return. Shannon created and curates Queer Abstract, a QTPOC variety show in Brooklyn, NY.