Shandi Ilyse (she/her)

Shandi Ilyse



What excites me about Great Big Rainbow World is that it's a queer story written for queer people, and there isn't enough of that in the theatre world yet. I am also excited to step into the role of Erin because I admire her competitive aggression and endless loyalty to her team and community.

Shandi is thrilled to be making her Twin Cities theatre debut with Great Big Rainbow World! She would like to thank Sarah, Laura, and the team for this opportunity to finally be Tough Enough. Previous Theatre Credits Include: A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), The Little Mermaid (Ursula), Frankenstein (Elizabeth), and Once Upon a Mattress (Queen Aggravain). Shandi would also like to thank her partner, Jay, for his continuous love, patience, and support.