Theatre Artist, Educator, Journalist
Shane Strawbridge is a professional actor and playwright whose work has been seen throughout Texas, Nebraska, and Chicago in venues such as Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, Uptown Players, Lyric Stage of Irving, WaterTower Theatre, Circle Theatre, Level Ground Arts, Flower Mound Performing Arts Theatre, Garland Summer Musicals, The Modern Stage, Theatre Arlington, Runway Theatre, Lyric Theatre of Brownwood, Post Playhouse, and Gorilla Tango Theatre. He has been recognized by CBS-DFW (Best Local Actors, 2012), TheaterJones.com (Great Performances, 2011), and the Stony Awards (2013 Best Actor in a Play).
His first play, "phobia" was declared the "worst play of the year" by StageStyle Chicago. Since then, his plays have won numerous awards and been produced across the country in places such as Aurora, Colorado; St Louis, Missouri; Longview, Texas; Plano, Texas; Roanoke, Virginia; Nipomo, California; and Great Falls, Montana.
Plays include "I'll Take Care of You", "41-Across", "The Sinister Ones", "The Gorsky Effect", "Out of Milk", "Waiting for Theo", and of course, "phobia".
Shane has also been seen as a comic host and emcee in venues across the metroplex including churches, family centers, YMCAs, murder mysteries, galas, and private homes.
Shane is a currently pursuing his PhD in Theatre at Texas Tech University. He earned an MFA in Playwriting as a member of the Hollins University Playwright's Lab, his Master’s degree in Theatre from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas in 2014, and a Bachelor of Music from Howard Payne University.
“The most motivating emcee you’ll ever encounter” – Ft Worth Star-Telegram
“One of the region’s finest song and dance men and comic actors” – CritcalRant.com
"There is seemingly nothing this man cannot do" - D Magazine
“One of DFW’s most hardworking and gifted actors” – Examiner.com
“Shows there is a smart way to play a dumb monk” – Dallas Morning News
“The funniest of the bunch” – Dallas Observer
“Had us all in stitches” – DFW Backstage Blog
“Worth the price of admission ten times over” – The Column
“Like a Nathan Lane version of Riff from West Side Story” – TheaterJones.com
“Boisterous and inventive” – Fort Worth Weekly