Shanna Marie Burris

Shanna is a proud Louisiana native and a performer, writer and thrilled newcomer at the Alliance Theatre. Her theatrical credits include Lady in Red (Independent Artists Playhouse), The Color Purple (New Venture Theatre), Hairspray (Theatre Baton Rouge) and Little Shop of Horrors (New Venture). Her TV/film credits include “Roots” (A&E), “Night of the Wild” (SyFy Channel) and Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures), for which she sang on the American Music Award-winning soundtrack. She’s indebted to her loved ones for their love and support! 

Roles for Shanna Marie Burris


To mark the end of the Alliance Stage as we know it, and to welcome the new era with the start of the big renovation, Pearl Cleage, our Mellon Playwright in Residence, wrote a piece to commemorate this special occasion.

As a spunky gal in touch with nature in the kingdom of Kashoogie, India S. Tyree portrays a unique Cinderella in the world-premiere production of Cinderella and Fella. In between performances, India took a few minutes to give us the inside scoop on her role in the musical.

A quick glance at Magic Negro director Anthony LeBlanc's resume reveals a robust string of achievements likely to be the envy of any comedian in the business. One particular credit to his name may cause others to take pause: a Computer Science and Physics B.S. degree.



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