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Queen, (Kween S. Shantey) never studied theater in college nor attended a prestige school of the Arts.  She’s actually a Business major with a minor in Marketing Management.  She knew at the age of two she was going to be a superstar yet back then she called it a “Punk-rocker.”
     Her earlier roles in any type of plays were in elementary school starring in “Rumpelstiltskin” and middle school as the narrator in Lorraine Hansberry’s, “A Raisin in the Sun”.  Thereafter her acting skills, practice and dreams were limited to improv comedy and impersonations for friends, family, co-workers and few strangers.
    
She wouldn’t see a stage again until the new millennium (2000).  From middle school to adulthood you would think her acting opportunity had come knocking.  She was performing again in front of audiences but not as an actress but as a poet.
     Queen, (Kween S. Shantey) made her professional acting debut in an Off-Broadway show titled, “How Black Folks got Stuck between the Rock and a Hard Place” in 2002.  Her performance landed her lead roles in two more Off-Broadway productions, “Say it Loud, being Black and been Proud” and “To be Young, Black and Gifted with Rap”.  She toured with the three productions for three years. 
Along the way she starred in the award-winning movie, “Independents Doin Major Things” and “Word”.
     Combining her writing skills as a poet and passion for acting Queen (Kween S. Shantey) wrote her first one-woman show, “Open Scars”.  The shows first time debuting at an Atlanta Play Festival (2006), “Open Scars” won an award for “Best Production 2006” and Queen won “Best Female Lead Actress.”
 

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