She Think She Grown by Shannon Matesky is a journey of learning how to grow up without getting ahead of yourself. Exploring the idea that turning 18 makes you an adult Shannon gives her personal experiences as a young woman and the wake-up calls that help her realize that she is not yet "grown" at all. Shannon confesses to her audience that being "grown" is much more complicated than just being legal. Shannon urges young adults to take their time to grow up and to appreciate their young adult years in this powerful one-woman show.
Shannon Matesky has been seen on numerous stages across the country as a poet and actress. Some of her theatrical credits include: How Long Will I Cry? (Steppenwolf Theatre), The March (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Hit the Wall (The Inconvenience, Steppenwolf Garage Rep); Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses (The Hypocrites); and Sonnets for an Old Century (UrbanTheater Company, Steppenwolf Garage Rep). Shannon was a featured spoken word artist of the Brave New Voices College Tour and the final season of HBO's Def Poetry Jam. She has performed with the likes of Talib Kweli, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Danny Hoch, Rachel McKibbens, George Watsky, Rafael Casal and countless others. She is featured in the award-winning documentary 2nd Verse: The Rebirth of Poetry(Corduroy Media). Shannon is an activist and teacher who has worked with such organizations as Young Chicago Authors, Youth Speaks, Step-Up Women's Network, Kuumba Lynx and others, aiding young adults in technical and life skills. She Think She Grown is her first solo play. shannonmatesky.com
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