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Love at First Flight (MOW)
The Garneau Block (Citadel Theatre: March 14-April 5, 2020)
Shawn Ahmed is an award-winning actor and writer known for balancing the line between drama and comedy. Critics describe his work as "immensely sympathetic" while others note his "quick wit", but most importantly his mother once described him as "a very special boy".
On-screen, Shawn is best known for his work on The Expanse (SyFy); Slasher (Chiller TV); Saw VI (Lionsgate); Twilight Zone (CBS); Siren (Freeform); Ms Labelled (Slice TV); Flight 93 (A&E); Rogue (Direct TV); and Max and Shred (Nickelodeon).
On-stage, Shawn has garnered critical acclaim across North America for his work on The Orchard (After Chekhov), Of Marriage and Men (Shaw Festival); Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Bash’d); Romeo and (her) Juliet (Dauntless Theatre); And Slowly Beauty… (Tarragon Theatre); Comedy of Errors, Revolutionary Moments, and More Words! More Play! (Shakespeare&Company).
In 2012, Shawn co-founded Crazy Shirt Productions with Scott Leaver. The duo have created six fantastically absurd TV, Film, and Digital projects. Shawn was also a founding member of the critically-acclaimed sketch troupe Fade to Brown, where he wrote, acted, and directed.