Biography

Shawn Foote

Shawn Foote comes to Junior Theatre all the way from Illinois. She graduated with a BFA in Theatre from Millikin University and spent most of her time in undergrad directing various plays and musicals. She also worked as the Director of New Works and the Artistic Director for the black box theatre on campus. Her time in undergrad was also spent leading camps and teaching children theatre in her hometown, and eventually teaching children theatre at Lifeline Theatre in Chicago before she graduated. Since graduation, Shawn spent time teaching pre-school and nannying in Chicago before joining us here. Shawn firmly believes in the magic of art and theatre-making, and she is elated to share this with the students of San Diego Junior Theatre! Most recently, Shawn served as JT’s Interim Artistic Director, co-directed JT’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical and will be directing this season’s production of Mean Girls.

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Spring Session: Spy Kids

Mean Girls: High School Version

Directed by Shawn Foote
Choreographed by Marc Caro-Willcox
Music Direction by Eliza Vedar
Assistant Directed by Brooke Henderson

Book by Tina Fey
Music by Jeff Richmond
Lyrics by Nell Benjamin
Based on the Paramount Pictures film Mean Girls

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African Savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her new home…suburban Illinois! Cady rises to the top of the popularity pecking order by taking on the ruthless Regina George and learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.