Schanaya Barrows (she/her) is excited to be making her NEMPAC debut! She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance with a minor in Dance at Salem State University 2021. Her recent credits include The Color Purple (U/S Squeak, Olivia) The Umbrella Arts Center, Dance Nation (Ashlee) The Apollinaire Theatre, Can I Touch it? (Meeka, Beth) by Summer L. Williams at Company One ( Won an Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Performance 2023) , The Colored Museum (Hair desinger) by Pascale Florestal at The Umbrella Arts Center, Once on This Island (Hair Desinger) by Pascale Florestal at SpeakEasy Stage, Dream Love Escape by Kate Kohler Amory as (Helena, Peter Quince, Choreographer) The Ridiculous Project, Machinal by Sophie Tredwell (Adding clerk, Lawyer of Defense, Reporter, Bridesmaid, Choreographer) Salem State University.The Long Christmas Ride Home by Paula Vogel (choreographer),, Much A Do About Nothing by William Shakespeare (Choreographer), Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn (Female swing, Fight Captain)Gunplay:A play about America by Frank Higgins (George Washington, Shante Johnson,Lois Milberger, Woman, Announcer), Ragtime by Terrence McNally (Sarah’s Friend, Harlem Ensemble, Dance Captain), Poison of Choice by William Cunningham (Haley/Chavez) Salem State University.A Freeman of Color by John Guare (Melpomene, Leda, Margery Understudy, Dance ensemble) Salem State University,
Awards: Elliot Norton Winner (2023), Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 1 Irene Ryan Best Scene Partner (2019), Merit Nomination for best ensemble (Ragtime). Irene Ryan Nominee Kennedy Center College Theatre Festival (2019)
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