Review On If We Run


Shanara Sanders


CHIIILE! This sexy show will allure you right from the start. But don't get wrapped up in that too tough. This story will have you re-evaluating your whole life. (Cue "What You Won't Do For Love by Bobby Caldwell here:-). This is truly a grown folx show in every way. Matt wrote his tail off for this play. The casting was on point visually and they worked their roles with the passion and sensual elegance of two professional rumba dancers. This is most def a couples convo starter here. Cop tix for bae or boo, or heck your bestie for Encore asap, so y'all can get on with your best love life!

This Chicago native stormed onto the Los Angeles Theater Center stage as a singing Royal Translator, in 60 shows of Disney's Aladdin, Dual Language Edition. She is creator of her podcast and YouTube series, "ASK A BLACK WOMAN". Since 2017, she's been recording stimulating, impromptu street convos with non-Black people. "ASK A BLACK WOMAN- ONE WOMAN SHOW" premiers in the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival on June 9.

This multi-faceted creator is also an A.C.E. certified group fitness instructor. She dropped the dance hit “U Cute but Do U Juke?” with DJ Slugo (available on all platforms) in 2018. Her #CuteJukeChallenge choreography tookover Los Angeles for the L.A. County Parks After Dark Series, at the same time as the song. She also teaches her dance fitness class, "JukeOut with Ms. Shay" at studio pop ups and corporate events.

Shanara is a singing femcee, writer and actress. She gained popularity as “The MouthPeace”, ( well deserved, due to her stage credits, voiceovers and radio personality roles). She has won 4 Chicago grants to finance her music projects. Her signature style balances singing and spoken word with obvious hip hop and jazz undertones, but her pen has stretched to gospel, country and even jingles.