Shawna Peña-Downing


As a professional actor/singer residing in Kansas City, Missouri, Shawna Peña-Downing has worked with a variety of prominent theatre companies: the Coterie TheatreMetropolitan Ensemble Theatre, the Unicorn Theatre, Mesner Puppet Theatre, Theatre for Young America, & KC MeltingPot Theatre. She is the Director of Education & Community programs with KC Melting Pot Theatre, a teaching artist with the Coterie Theatre, KC Repertory Theatre and the KC Black Repertory Theatre; as well as a peer educator with the Dramatic Health Education Project and is signed with Exposure Model and Talent agency. 


Shawna loves to spend her time, energy and free spirit being an educator, laughing, eating and giving back. She lives to create and perform quality work that has the ability to inspire, entertain and educate.