LaShanna R. Tripp
B. A. in Theatre from Samford University - Fall 2000
B. A. in English & Vocal Performance from Bethune-Cookman University - Spring 1996
A Publicist, Spoken Word and Voice-Over Artist, Writer, Songwriter, and Theatre Actress, Director and Educator, LaShanna R. Tripp has appeared onstage in regional theatres across the North- and Southeast in plays such as For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf and UAB/ArtPlay & Project1Voice’s 2013 presentation of Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963, both with the Make It Happen Theatre Company (MIH) Performance Ensemble, Umdabu Dance Company’s Jikela Umboso (A Royal Betrayal), the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Crowns, Birmingham Festival Theatre’s Mahalia, ACTA Theatre’s Alice in Wonderland, the Carver Theatre/UAB production of A Raisin in the Sun and The Amen Corner, and other plays including To Kill A Mockingbird, The 1940s Radio Hour, Nunsense, the world premiere of Foundling, and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof with film actor, Pat Hingle. LaShanna has been an Assistant Director with MIH since 2007 and continues to freelance as a Publicist, Event Promoter and Writer, and is a member of the Birmingham Association of Black Journalists (BABJ). Originally from New Rochelle, NY, she currently resides in Birmingham, AL with her husband, Connie Tripp, Jr., (a.k.a. Constantine The Emcee) and their three, beautiful children, Miracle Ann, Connie III, and Ajah MeChelle.