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Palo Duro High School Theatre Arts

Shannon MashburnDirector: Shannon Mashburn
I've been teaching at Palo Duro High School since 1998 and I love it. I feel lucky to combine my two favorite things, teaching and theatre. I believe that every person benefits from exposure to the arts. I hope to inspire a lifelong love and passion for theatre in every student. I am a director as well as an actor. I have been performing for over 30 years, and directing for 18 years. I am very active at Amarillo Little Theatre where I perform, volunteer and teach part time. I'm a graduate of the University of North Texas. I have a BAAS degree in Theatre, Behavior Analysis and Sociology. I am married and have 2 daughters, 3 dogs and a cat. Shannon Mashburn was awarded the KAMR Teacher of the Week Award and the KAMR/Education Credit Union Teacher of the Month.


Awards and Recognition:    

  • 2015 – Lend Me A Tenor – District Champion, Bi-District Champion, All Star Cast
  • 2014 – The Sparrow – Alternate to Area, All Star Cast
  • 2013 – Teahouse of the August Moon – District Champion, District Best Actor, All Star Cast, Outstanding Stage Manager
  • 2012 – Johnny Belinda – District Champion, All Star Cast
  • 2011 – The Dead Guy – Alternate to District, All Star Cast, Outstanding Stage Manager
  • 2010 – Bright Ideas – Alternate to Area, All Star Cast, Outstanding Sound
  • 2009 – River and Ravines – Alternate to Area, All Star Cast
  • 2008 – Pippin – Alternate to Area, All StarCast
  • 2007 – Once On This Island – All Star Cast,Outstanding Lighting
  • 2006 – Into the Woods – District Champion, Technical Excellence, All Star Cast
  • 2005 – Marvin’s Room – District Champion, Alternate to Region, All Star Cast
  • 2003 – Wonderful Adventures of Don Quixote – District Champion, Alternate to Region, Technical Excellence, All Star Cast
  • 2002 – Tell Me That You Love Me Junie Moon – District Champion