Shannon TL Kearns is a transgender man, an ordained priest, and a believer in the power of stories. Selected recognition: Humanitas New Voices Fellowship Recipient, Winner of the ScreenCraft Pitch competition, finalist for Bull City Film Festival for his pilot Transformed. Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowship, a playwright in residence at the Inge House, Seven Devils’ Playwright Conference, Lambda Literary Fellow, and a Finnovation Fellow. He was a semi-finalist for the O’Neill and a finalist for the Blue Ink playwriting award. Shannon’s plays include BODY+BLOOD, in a stand of dying trees, LINE OF SIGHT, TWISTED DEATHS, THE RESISTANCE OF MY SKIN, and WHO HAS EYES TO SEE. Shannon’s television pilots include: Transformed, Passing/Failing, and Freedom, Kansas.