Shannon is a writer, educator and arts programme designer, whose award-winning play Reassembled, Slightly Askew has toured locally and internationally since 2015, immersing audiences in her autobiographical experience of an acquired brain injury to increase empathy, raise awareness and positively impact medical practice. Reassembled… was developed with vital support from the MAC, which held its world premiere in 2015’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.
Shannon has worked with various local theatre companies and charities including Accidental Theatre, TheatreofplucK, Replay Productions and The Rainbow Project. Her plays have been performed locally and internationally, including in Battersea Arts Centre (London), Dublin Fringe Festival, PuSh Festival (Vancouver) and No Limits Arts Festival (Hong Kong).
In 2018, Shannon was one of four Northern Irish artists to receive the Arts Council’s highest honour, a Major Individual Award worth £15,000 awarded for contributions to creative life in Northern Ireland.