He graduated from the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA with a BFA in Theatre.*
While in school, he cofounded The Animal Club Sketch Comedy Collective. And, after graduation, the group moved to Chicago. They spent 7 years together, traveling by planes, trains and a van that smelled of body odor and Wisconsin cheese curd. Their live and film sketches were seen at Carolines on Broadway, The Austin Film Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Seattle Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, Sketchfest NYC, Sketchingham, and The Second City’s Donny’s Skybox.
*An important sidenote: PPU is also where Shane met his fiancée, Ruth Gamble, another cofounder of The Animal Club and a constant source of support, inspiration and collaboration.
Shane moved to NYC and honed in on the Allister stories. Collaborating with directors Scott Illingworth and Jess Smith, he shaped the stories into a stage show. And he orchestrated fundraisers featuring the stories in Pittsburgh, Chicago, NYC, and LA using the stories to raise money for individuals who had come across hard times.
Then, he moved to LA where he collected 12 of those stories and published them in an illustrated book. The book caught the eye of a friend-of-a-friend working at Bix Pix Entertainment.
And that's where you'll find him today. He's a writer and the script supervisor for Tumble Leaf (Amazon Studios) and the writer and co-creator of Moonlight Storytime (HMH Publishing, Curious World). And he's very happy to be here.