ZUMANITY, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil
For the past 12 years, Shannan Calcutt has called the stage of Zumanity - The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil home, making thousands laugh nightly at her attempt to sell her homemade breast implants: Scotch Baggies! co-written with Sue Morrison. Calcutt is the only female comedian to write and perform a solo act in Cirque du Soleil’s 30-year history.
Calcutt performs nightly alongside her partner and Cirque veteran Nicky Dewhurst. Together they make Dick and Izzy, Zumanity's Sex Experts co-writing, co-directing, and performing 3 duo clown acts: Sex Toys, Light and Vegas Hook Up (Express Dating).
Clown coach for Cirque du Soleil's 8 resident shows
Shannan coaching Artists at Cirque du Soleil's "La Nouba" April 2016
One Night for One Drop
Calcutt wrote the featured Clown Act, "A Great Catch!" for the inaugural One Night for One Drop at the Bellagio’s O Theatre.
Burnt Tongue premiered at the Ottawa Fringe Festival on June 19, 1999 and continued to tour Canada until 2005. The show enjoyed wild success, numerous 5 star reviews, aired on CBC Radio's national program Definitely Not the Opera three times in 2000, and was broadcast nation-wide on Canada's Bravo! television station in May 2005.
IT'S ME, ONLY BETTER!
IT'S ME, ONLY BETTER! premiered at the Ottawa Fringe Festival on June 16, 2000 and continued to tour Canada until 2005. Edmonton's SEE Magazine called it "a high energy, crowd-pleasing show that manages to be laugh-out-loud frantic and deftly emotional subtle all at once." CBC TV described the show as "flawless, both in writing and, especially in performance. Don't miss Izzy; she could make humor a religion."
Out of My Skin
Out of My Skin premiered at the City of Fools International Clown Festival in Chicago on April 13, 2001 and spent the next 4 years touring the USA and Canada. Out of My Skin was hailed "Calcutt's greatest stage triumph yet" by the Winnipeg Free Press and "...one of the most surprising, most utterly entertaining shows I've ever seen" by The Orlando Sentinel.