Her work has been seen in the Alliance Theatre Company’s Shakespeare’s R & J, with True Colors Theatre Company in Steel Magnolias, Stick Fly, Black Nativity, Miss Evers' Boys, The Amen Corner, and Blues For An Alabama Sky, at the Horizon Theatre in The Negro Dance Lesson, The Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage, Hambone, Homebody/Kabul, The Drawer Boy and In Dafur. Musical Dramatic Arts in the world premier of I Dream. Shilla has also designed costumes for The Sounds of Blackness, Andre 3000, Bow Wow, Ciara, Erykah Badu, Tarij P. Henson and Terrence Howard. Ms. Benning’s film and television credits include “Dancing with the Stars”, One Missed Call, Zombieland, Daddy’s Little Girls, Madea Goes to Jail, Why Did I Get Married Too, The Family That Preys,”House of Payne”, “All Star Comedy Jam”, “The Vampire Dairies” and Footloose. Shilla is the recipient of the 2009 Suzi Award for Costume Design for Black Nativity.
Suzi Bass Awards History
2015 Suzi Bass Nominee, Costume Design Musical, Memphis, Aurora Theatre & Theatrical Outfit
2010 Suzi Bass Nominee, Costume Design, I Dream, Musical Dramatic Arts, INC.
2009 Suzi Bass Winner, Costume Design, Black Nativity, Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre