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RPPL 21/22, RPPL Artist

Shawn Whitsell

RPPL Next Up Artist 21/22

Nashville, TN


Shawn Whitsell is a writer, director, actor, producer and teaching artist. He is the founder and artistic director of the Destiny Theatre Experience. He is also an activist and organizer. Shawn combines his passion for social justice with his love for the arts to entertain and enlighten audiences.


This is a love letter to a grandfather. A male teen goes to live with his grandfather after the loss of his grandmother. The grandfather shares stories about the history of Black people in their community. The two go on a journey through time, which includes storytelling, poetry, and audio/visual elements.

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