Columbia College Chicago‘s International Student Organization wants to celebrate International Education Week (November 15 – 19) in a big way. They are presenting Degrassi: Next Genration’s Shannon Kook-Chun, who plays the openly gay character Zane Park. Kook-Chun will answer questions about his diverse background and how it affects his acting experience.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Get your ticket at shannonatccchicago.eventbrite.com beforehand to make sure you get in to this free but popular event.
Shannon was born and raised in South Africa before coming to Canada to study at the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada. Upon graduating, he began working immediately. He appeared on stage at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People and at the Citadel Theatre in their Dora-nominated production of “The Forbidden Phoenix.” He was next seen at the Factory Theatre in the world-premiere production of “The Madness of the Square.”
Entering the world of film and television proved a natural fit for Shannon and he quickly became sought-after. In less than a year, he shot guest star roles in CBC’s “The Border,” “Being Erica,” “Crash & Burn,” “Aaron Stone” and recurring roles in “Durham County.” He is also featured in an upcoming teaser trailer for a feature entitled “Verona,” directed by Laurie Lynd.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. The InternationalStudentOrganization@loop.colum.edu has more information if you need it.
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