P. Shane Mitchell
|P. Shane Mitchell|
|Born||Phillip Shane Mitchell
August 7, 1964
Toole, Utah, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Erin Dagon-Mitchell (1997 - )|
Mitchell was born in Toole, Utah, the youngest of four sons: Brad, Troy, and his twin D. Wayne Mitchell.
Awards and nominations
Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a Masters of Arts from Wichita State University. As a performer he has been honored with two Patricia Neal acting awards and was chosen to represent the United States at the 2000 Olympic Arts Festival in Sydney Australia.
Shane was the recipient of the 2010 Jerry Harper Service Award at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference.
As a playwright and member of the Dramatists Guild of America he has published three works for young audiences. These are The Enchanted Pajamas, Half a King is Better Than None, and Jolly Roger King of The Pirates. His serious work on cancer, titled Understanding, was commissioned by The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and has since been produced over 100 times including an airing on the American Public Broadcasting Service. His unpublished, but frequently produced works include stage adaptations of horror classics such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Monkey's Paw, The Witch of the Graythorn, as well as many of the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
In 2007, his short play "The Resurrection of Humpty Dumpty" was selected to appear in the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival in New York City.
- "REVIEW: THE HEAD THAT WOULDN'T DIE". The Anchorage Press. 2008-07-06. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
- "Comedy rising". The Anchorage Press. 2008-07-12. Retrieved 2008-07-29.[dead link]
- "Stage Talk: The Head That Wouldn’t Die". KSKA Public Radio. 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
- "Local playwrights, company bites into Big Apple". The Anchorage Daily News. 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2008-06-12.