Shante' Zenith, Founder of Word Play LLC
EDITING and PROOFREADING EXPERIENCE
Word Play LLC (Freelance Editor and Proofreader) 2009-2015
Editor and proofreader of grant proposals, business plans, ad copy, and theatre scripts.
Writing Consultants (Editor and Proofreader) 2013-2015
Content editor and proofreader for internal workbooks, grant proposals, newsletters, articles, and corporate websites. Clients include Northwest Area Foundation, African American Leadership Forum, Vitality Group, Corporation for Enterprise Development, Midwest Kidney Network, Oweesta.
RESEARCH and DRAMATURGY EXPERIENCE
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (Dramaturg) 2013, 2015
Researcher and dramaturg for workshops about children's book author, Taro Yashima.
The Moving Company (Artistic Assistant) 2009-2014
Researcher and script advisor for new plays, including Love's Labor's Lost, For Sale, Werther and Lotte, Come Hell and High Water, The House Can't Stand.
Performing Arts Archives at Andersen Library (Archives Assistant) 2011-2014
Processor of the Theatre de la Jeune Lune Collection; assistant curator for exhibit, "Behind the Scenes: Twin Cities Performing Arts and 50 years of the Guthrie Theater."
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (Recorder) 2013-2015
Transcribed 2015 Mayday Community Meetings and rehearsals from Crow Boy.
The Moving Company (Recorder and Rehearsal Assistant) 2010-2014
Transcribed actor improvisations and rehearsals of Out of the Pan Into the Fire, For Sale, The War Within/All's Fair, Come Hell and High Water.
Playwrights Center/Workhaus Collective (Recorder) 2009-2010
Transcribed actor improvisations and meeting notes of Fissures: Lost and Found.
WEEBLY WEBSITE DESIGN
Word Play LLC—www.wordplaytime.com
Red Carnation Club—www.redcarnationclub.com
Remembering Jeune Lune—www.rememberingjeunelune.com
Goddard College, MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts. Expected graduation: 2018.
University of Minnesota, Honors B.A. in Inter-College Program with concentrations in Theatre Arts, Applied Business, Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature. 2014.
Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Honors A.S. in Business Management
Completed degree as a PSEO student, graduating Phi Theta Kappa. 2010.