Bio

Shannon Lampkin holds a BFA in Theatre Performance and a Music Minor from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. Born in St. Peters, MO, Shannon's love for the arts developed as a young girl through the encouragement of her family and teachers. Despite being excessively shy, Shannon was very enthusiastic about learning to perform, and she enjoyed finding ways to incorporate creative applications into her other studies. She auditioned and was cast in her first role at fourteen: Ms. Jones in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. She hasn't looked back since.

When she isn't performing, Shannon loves to read, watch movies and TV, go hiking or running, bake, play board games and Nintendo 64, as well as spend time with the people she loves. 

Shannon often combines her love of travel with performance and has now performed in 15 states. She recently completed her first national tour as Doris Walker in the Smith and Stefanic musical adaptation of Miracle on 34th Street, as well as a regional tour in the Southwestern United States for The National Theatre for Children. Shannon has also spent two summers performing in Alaska for Holland America Line/Princess Cruises as Angel in The Music of Denali outside of Denali National Park. 

 

Shannon thinks education is extremely important and she enjoys working with children in the classroom, on the stage, and as a  babysitter for the last 14 years. Her work in productions with The National Theatre for Children, the Omaha Theater Company for Young People (aka The Rose Theater), and as an instructor with Nebraska Shakespeare's Camp Shakespeare have been very rewarding as they have enabled her to work directly with students who are discovering how to tell stories in their own unique way.  Shannon strongly believes that the arts build confidence, creativity, as well as both individual and team building skills---everything that a child needs to be successful in whatever they choose to do in the future.

Reviews

"Eclipsed" Review

"Standouts include Linderer’s starstruck Mandy, Uding’s confrontational Brigit, Lewis’s conflicted Sister Virginia, and Lampkin’s ever-determined Cathy. Everyone is strong, though, and the vivid characterizations are the highlight of this thought-provoking production."

"Cardenio" Review

​"As Luscinda, Shannon Lampkin delightfully counters Kuhn with a heart as pure as the driven snow, a perceptive eye, and a quick wit. She, too, articulates well and shows clear understanding of the story and her character."

"Cardenio" Review

"The casting is strong... with Kuhn as the earnest Cardenio, Lampkin as the devoted Luscinda, and Baker as the determined Dorotea being standouts. The chemistry between Kuhn and Lampkin is particularly strong."

"Cardenio" Review

"Both Lampkin and Baker sum up their characters’ wretched situations in thoughtful, clear monologues that map out the only acceptable futures they can engineer on their own."

"Cardenio" Review

"...Luscinda...must also endure her own trials of romance with this splendidly awful Fernando. She's played by the very touching Shannon Lampkin."

"The Ice Fishing Play" Review

"Shannon Lampkin and Michael Pierce nearly steal their scenes with self-absorbed devotion..."

"The Ice Fishing Play" Review

"Shannon Lampkin and Michael Pierce are a hoot as the would be proselytizers as her view of the Bible takes a decidedly different twist than his."

"Great Falls" Review

"Lampkin is effective covering the surprising depth of her character’s emotional range... its two characters can leave a lasting impression, especially when shaped as hauntingly as Lampkin and DiLorenzo manage thanks to Tom Kopp’s studied guidance."

"Great Falls" Review

"Finally, a play that makes me want to have teenagers.

Well, if they turned out like this, underneath all the miles of sarcasm and disaffection... [Isaiah DiLorenzo's] broken-hearted persistence and [Shannon Lampkin's] gradual opening-up make it a four-star show."

"Great Falls" Review

"The interplay between the two performers is the highlight of this production. DiLorenzo portrays a determined, guilt-plagued Monkeyman, trying to maintain a sense of optimism and not quite succeeding, as he continually spars with Lampkin’s snarky, moody character who insists that Monkeyman call her Bitch. Their verbal sparring is the centerpiece of the show, and their journey from antipathy to empathy and beyond is compelling to watch."

"Blood Reigns: The War of the Roses" Review

"...Shannon Lampkin does well as the haughty Lady Grey, a widowed landowner who wins the heart of King Edward."

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