Film / Television Demo Reel
One Night for One Drop
Comedy Act 'A Great Catch'
Director: Shannan Calcutt
Known for her keen sense of timing, razor sharp wit and extraordinary rapport with an audience, Shannan Calcutt has played an eclectic range of venues worldwide.
From the Sydney Opera House, to San Francisco's Bimbo's 365 Club, to Saskatoon's Wash 'n Slosh Pub. Millions of spectators witnessed her attempting to sell her homemade breast implants - Scotch Baggies - during her 15 year run at Cirque du Soleil's sensual sensation, ZUMANITY. Audiences can catch her in Vegas at Spiegelworld’s Atomic Saloon Show as Petra Massey’s swing for the beloved Boozy Skunkton.
A multi-award winning funny lady, Calcutt made a name for herself performing in the internationally-acclaimed Izzy trilogy:
Burnt Tongue, It's Me – Only Better! and Out of My Skin, co-written and directed by Sue Morrison. Calcutt played to sold-out audiences and received standing ovations across Canada and the United States. Her performances repeatedly won 5-star reviews and her play BURNT TONGUE has been broadcast in full on CBC Radio and Canada's Bravo! network. CBC declared her "a national treasure".
Calcutt has a Master of Fine Arts
in Writing for Dramatic Media (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance (University of Victoria) and is a graduate of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre. She studied the art form of Clown with master teachers Philippe Gaulier, Sue Morrison, Mooky, Jan Henderson, and Michael Kennard; Bouffon with Philippe Gaulier and Sue Morrison; Improvisation with The Second City, and Physical Comedy with John Towsen.
She is fluent in English and Sarcasm.
One Night for One Drop
Director: Darren Pitura
Trilogy Tour Highlights:
Vancouver International Comedy Festival, Comedy Arts Festival, Nakai Comedy Arts Festival, UNO Festival of SOLO PERFORMANCE, Intrepid Theatre, Neptune Theatre, The Grand Theatre, The Belfry Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects playRites Festival, Lunchbox Theatre, 25th Street Theatre, The Globe Theatre, Maurice Young Millennium Place, Harbor Theatre and the Canadian Fringe Festival Circuit
I. BURNT TONGUE
"...a spell-binding, comic/poignant tour-de-force performance."
-The London Free Press
"I have never had such a strong emotional connection to a character on stage before. This show is going to become one of those we'll probably talk about 10 years from now."
-CBC Radio, Edmonton
"There is nothing so funny, sad, and purely entertaining as a highly skilled clown, and Shannan Calcutt is that, to be sure. Her charming, radiant alter ego, Izzy, is so thoroughly developed she is unequivocally, as she says, "prepared to be spontaneous" - no matter what the audience may offer up, a five-star performance."
-The Georgia Straight, Vancouver
"Shannan Calcutt is an absolute darling of an actor, and I defy you not to fall under her desperately fragile spell."
-CBC TV, Winnipeg
"Izzy is a seamless mix of pathos, vulnerability and sharp understated wit. Calcutt is a Jedi master of improvisation and she can work a crowd with spellbinding ease, effortlessly including the audience in the performance - like she said, she's always prepared to be spontaneous."
-The Edmonton Sun
"Calcutt does have a gift and the technical skills to work a crowd in an interesting, sometimes inspired manner. It's no easy feat - the theatrical equivalent to walking a dental-floss tight rope sans safety net. Calcutt is truly an adventuresome performer who redefines the audience/performer relationship in a thought-provoking way."
-The Victoria Times Colonist