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The McCormick Method, Revealed
Analyze anything in three words!
"...What exactly is the McCormick Method of summation? It's a means, developed by Austin's..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Books Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Kenjutsu: The Art of the Sword
The Hideout improvises tales of samurai battle and broken honor
"...The brainchild of Gnap!’s Shannon McCormick and the Hideout’s Kareem Badr, who also direct..."

March 28, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Two Shannons Take the Improv Stage to … Where?
Local stars McCormick and Stott, together at last for the first time
"...The Shannons, y’all. Two of them...."

Dec. 14, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Don't Everybody Panic, but Online Sketch Troupe Backpack Picnic Has Definitely Gone What They Call 'Viral' and Is Also About to Contaminate the Alamo Drafthouse
Online sketch troupe Backpack Picnic has definitely gone viral
"...comprises four main stars – Mitch Baker, David Bewley, Shannon McCormick, and Jeremy Lamb – and is the larger..."

May 2, 2008 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Mission: Improvable
Austin's improv community gathers intelligence
"...started the tape recorder rolling. The select five comprised Shannon McCormick, co-director of the OoB Festival, former honcho of..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Who Was That Mysterion, Stranger?
Shannon McCormick steps in to fill his old Nemesis shoes
"...Which, if you're gonna get any man to replace Shannon McCormick (who performed it back in the day) as..."

June 13, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Stage Uncaged
How a performative open mic From Iowa became a theatrical springboard in Austin
"...Shannon McCormick, head shaved bald and providing his faintly cartoonish..."

April 15, 2005 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Merlin Works Institute and Gnap! Theater Season: Making the improv pie higher
Austin's strong improv scene is about to get even stronger, with a new training center and performance space
"...are the brainchildren of veteran improvisers Shana Merlin and Shannon McCormick, who regularly perform together as the improv duo..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Arts Feature by Avimaan Syam

Drawn and Quarterly? Fantagraphics? A Few Recent Releases?
Yes: Our new comics-reviewing team gives 'em a look-see
"...regular comics-reviewing guy (Brenner) and two new guest reviewers (Shannon McCormick and Erika May McNichol). We'll be covering new..."

May 10, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

De-Spurring the Moment
The making of the 2007 Out of Bounds Improv Festival
"...Jeremy Lamb and Shannon McCormick, co-producers of the sixth annual Out of Bounds..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Unbeaten
Everybody wins in Shannon McCormick's highly enjoyable one-man show about football
"...It's playwright, actor, and improviser Shannon McCormick, ultimately, embodying 10 different gridiron personalities in this..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Playing Through
Shannon McCormick and Graham Reynolds' Unbeaten revels in the camp aspects of football in a loving way
"...I hesitate to say that Shannon McCormick and Graham Reynolds' Unbeaten, which finishes a two-week..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Column by Thomas Hackett

'69 Love Scenes'
Each of the 69 Love Songs on the 1999 CD gets a scene in this theatrical venture
"...at Salvage Vanguard Theater, we asked Gnap! head honcho Shannon McCormick what led him to begin this transformational adventure...."

May 21, 2010 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Role-Play Playing
When improv asks, 'Can we get a suggestion for something you'd slay a dragon with?'
"...took place in a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Shannon McCormick was asking for ideas for Gnap! shows, and..."

June 19, 2009 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Get Up: How funky and strong is their fight
Shannon McCormick and Shana Merlin – who make up the improv duo Get Up – are comfortable working together, like two parts of an interlocking dream machine
"...Shannon McCormick, that tall, sleek comrade with the cue-ball noggin..."

June 15, 2007 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
"...3708 Woodbury, 512/895-9580, www.theinstitutiontheater.com [page] Shannon McCormick..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Everybody Must Get 'Stoned'
Improv Guru Keith Johnstone brings his Maestro to the Long Center
"...That description brings Austin's duo Get Up – Shannon McCormick and Shana Merlin – immediately to mind...."

Jan. 15, 2010 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

OoBer Alles
A guide to the troupes of the 2006 Out of Bounds Improv Festival (aka OoB V)
"...Bewley make it up alone or join with stalwarts Shannon McCormick, Craig Kotfas, and others to bring the sort..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Best Salvage Vanguard Holiday Ever
Like those Christmastime baskets full of cheese logs, summer sausages, miniature jars of jellies, etc., The Best Salvage Vanguard Holiday Ever features a diverse little gathering of tasty treats -- in this case, five-minute plays on a common theme -- and it's fun to snack on.
"...off on a sweet comedic note, with Corey Gagne, Shannon McCormick, and Ben Willcott playing the Three Wise-Ass Men,..."

Dec. 21, 2001 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Boxing the Giant: 'Andre the Giant: Life and Legend'
Box Brown debuts the graphic biography at Austin Books and Comics
"...the Presidential Losers exhibition curated by local arts mover-and-shaker Shannon McCormick at the SVT Gallery a couple years ago..."

May 6, 2014 Books Post by Shannon McCormick

'Pocketful of Posies': A New Wave Garden of Delights
Perhaps they'll strike a pose that's not unlike François Truffaut's?
"...either, 'til about five years ago when my friend Shannon McCormick loaned me a copy with assurances of its..."

Aug. 2, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

There's a THETH in My Mailbox, WTF?
The Shannon (McCormick) is a river of fiercely diverse pleasures
"...When that friend is Shannon McCormick – a man who’s deep into the more..."

April 3, 2015 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

'Pictures of Superheroes' Packs in the Austin Comedy Talent
Quirky comedy filled with familiar faces
"...slacker absurdism. It's funny you mentioned Schizopolis because [actor] Shannon McCormick said that's what it reminded him of, too."..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

How Sweetlamb It Is
The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival's founder returns to power
"...his plans through to completion," says former OOB producer Shannon McCormick, who runs Gnap! Theatre Projects, "I've always most..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Is That Science?: The elements of smile
The initial results of the experiment Is That Science? – wherein members of the theatrical company St. Idiot Collective interacted with the element Improvium – were fast, furious, and funny
"...of them weren't used to it at all," says Shannon McCormick, area specialist and program director of the SVT..."

June 29, 2007 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

That Thinking Feeling
L.B. Deyo and Buzz Moran's Dionysium puts the fun back in cogitation
"...to provide some historical context for what will follow: Shannon McCormick declaiming Winston Churchill's famous "Blood, Toil, Tears, and..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin's Kerri Lendo Has Almost No Shame At All
The popular comedian runs one hella weird open mic
"...I can do," it wasn't overwhelming. And I remember Shannon [McCormick] being there, and Bryan Roberts and other people...."

Feb. 14, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Q&A Hole: How Much Money to Break Your Arm?
Because everything, they say, has a price
"...Shannon McCormick, actor and improviser: I don't like pain, nor..."

June 5, 2017 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Only the Fourth Wall Is Forever
After 10 years, Salvage Vanguard Theater is moving on
"...those tatters in the years to come. Remember when Shannon McCormick and Lowell Bartholomee and Graham Reynolds brought two..."

June 24, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Showers of Art and Lit
Let's not call the New South Festival of Literary Arts and Cartooning a perfect storm of indie media, please
"...noon, every hour will see a new panel. Organizer Shannon McCormick promises one on guest of honor Rugg, panels..."

June 5, 2015 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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