Shawn is thrilled to return to Pacific Opera Victoria after serving as a Devising Consultant for last year’s inaugural Civic Engagement Quartet. Shawn lives on unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wautuuth. He is an actor, playwright, director, and educator and is a fierce champion of new work and creative empowerment. He is the Program Leader for the LEAP Playwriting Intensive for Young Writers at the Arts Club Theatre and the acting instructor for the newly formed Realwheels Academy. He has been honoured with multiple awards for his work as an actor and playwright, and also appears regularly in film and television. Shawn was also the Artistic Associate at Green Thumb Theatre for 7 years where he led the creation and staging of large-scale devised work for high school students (The Edge Project).