Shannon Kearns

Playwright

Shannon TL Kearns is a playwright and the founder of Uprising Theatre Company in Minneapolis. He is a transgender man who’s work is rooted first and foremost in a belief that marginalized people are the people best able to tell their own stories and that providing space for marginalized people to embody those stories on stage enriches all of us. Shannon’s work often explores the intersections between transgender identity, religion, and questions of belonging. An entrepreneur and artist at heart, he believes that stories can change the world.