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Shannon Bacchus on a first date once said that if she could live out the plot of any movie it would be anything based off of Jane Austen’s books. And when she found out she’d literally be able to do that on stage with the wonderful women of Improvised Jane Austen she cried a little. In addition to making her 18th century dreams come true, Shannon is a Chicago based actor, improvisor, comedian, writer, and coffee drinker. She is a graduate of iO and Second City Conservatory. In addition to getting into tomfoolery with the IJA cast, Shannon also regularly performs with the cast of Burlesque Is More at The Annoyance, and with the improv team Simple Syrup. Shannon is the host of the weekly podcast "My Ex Life" available on Spotify & Apple Podcasts. You can find out more about Shannon and listen to her podcast at shannonbacchus.com.

If you want to be best friends with Shannon, just show her pictures of cute puppies!