Neil Shurley

Neil Shurley

     Neil Shurley has been covering the Greenville SC arts scene since 2001. A member of the American Theatre Critics Association, his work has appeared in such publications as The Greenville News, Greenville Journal, Creative Loafing. MetroBeat, Greenville Business Magazine, GSA Business, The Examiner, Film Score Monthly, and All Music Guide.
 
He wrote the text for the Upcountry History Museum‘s award-winning exhibit “Weaving Our Survival” as well as the script for the accompanying documentary film, Threads of Victory: Upcountry South Carolina during World War II, which was later featured on the PBS series Southern Lens.
 
His fiction has appeared in Rosebud Magazine, PowFastFlashFiction, and 365 Tomorrows as well as in the anthology My First Time. His theatrical works have been produced by Centre Stage and Gambler’s Theatre. He’s also the co-author of Growing Greenville for 50 Years: A Celebration of Greenville Technical College.
 
Neil is also an actor and musician and can be found online at neilshurley.com, or tweeting about donuts, coffee, and Star Trek @ThatNeilGuy.




MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Interview: Scott Cote of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Peace CenterBWW Interview: Scott Cote of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Peace Center
Posted: Sep. 29, 2018


BWW Interview: Noah Taylor, Director of GODSPELL at Easley Foothills PlayhouseBWW Interview: Noah Taylor, Director of GODSPELL at Easley Foothills Playhouse
Posted: Sep. 27, 2018


BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS at Centre StageBWW Review: DREAMGIRLS at Centre Stage
Posted: Sep. 17, 2018


BWW Interview: Brady Coyle-Smith of THE BOYS IN THE BAND at Proud Mary Theatre CompanyBWW Interview: Brady Coyle-Smith of THE BOYS IN THE BAND at Proud Mary Theatre Company
Posted: Oct. 11, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Interview: Glenda Manwaring, director of GHOST - THE MUSICAL at Centre StageBWW Interview: Glenda Manwaring, director of GHOST - THE MUSICAL at Centre Stage
Posted: Oct. 16, 2017


BWW Interview: George Hinchliffe of UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN at Peace CenterBWW Interview: George Hinchliffe of UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN at Peace Center
Posted: Apr. 10, 2018


BWW Interview: Mary Michael Patterson of LOVE NEVER DIES at Peace CenterBWW Interview: Mary Michael Patterson of LOVE NEVER DIES at Peace Center
Posted: Jun. 7, 2018


BWW Review: Mill Town Players Will Warm You Up with Their New Musical Revue, CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'BWW Review: Mill Town Players CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'
Posted: Jan. 30, 2018


BWW Interview: Jillian Butler - Cosette in LES MISERABLES at the Peace CenterBWW Interview: Jillian Butler - Cosette in LES MISERABLES at the Peace Center
Posted: Oct. 28, 2017


BWW Review: ROCKIN' THE KEYS Pulls Out All the Stops at Centre StageBWW Review: ROCKIN' THE KEYS Pulls Out All the Stops at Centre Stage
Posted: Jan. 19, 2018


BWW Interview: Scott Cote of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Peace CenterBWW Interview: Scott Cote of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Peace Center
Posted: Sep. 29, 2018


BWW Review: SWEAT Brings Heat to Warehouse TheatreBWW Review: SWEAT Brings Heat to Warehouse Theatre
October 15, 2018

It's a compelling production that mixes warmth, humor, and camaraderie with vivid characters and bone-shivering relevance.

BWW Interview: Brady Coyle-Smith of THE BOYS IN THE BAND at Proud Mary Theatre CompanyBWW Interview: Brady Coyle-Smith of THE BOYS IN THE BAND at Proud Mary Theatre Company
October 11, 2018

'Hate causes us to say and do things we normally wouldn't. This hate isn't limited just to the gay community, which is why I think this play speaks to audiences of all gender, orientation, identity, race, etc.'

BWW Interview: Scott Cote of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Peace CenterBWW Interview: Scott Cote of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Peace Center
September 29, 2018

'This play is Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had a baby.'

BWW Interview: Noah Taylor, Director of GODSPELL at Easley Foothills PlayhouseBWW Interview: Noah Taylor, Director of GODSPELL at Easley Foothills Playhouse
September 27, 2018

'Godspell helps us experience Jesus's message of love in a new and powerful way by telling his story through a completely unique lens.'

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS at Centre StageBWW Review: DREAMGIRLS at Centre Stage
September 17, 2018

The power of the production lies in the layered, very human performances undergirding the beautifully emotive vocals.

BWW Interview: Jacob McKee of ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Warehouse TheatreBWW Interview: Jacob McKee of ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Warehouse Theatre
September 12, 2018

'I applaud the Warehouse for taking this wild, crazy, zany story and really working to make it reflective of the beautiful, diverse world we live in.'

BWW Interview: Terrie West Poore, director/choreographer of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES at Mill Town PlayersBWW Interview: Terrie West Poore, director/choreographer of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES at Mill Town Players
September 11, 2018

'What seems so important at one point in your life is really inconsequential to the larger snapshot of life.'

BWW Review: SHREK at South Carolina Children's TheatreBWW Review: SHREK at South Carolina Children's Theatre
September 11, 2018

It's a fun, colorful inversion of fairy tale tropes filled with amusing moments performed by an enthusiastic cast.

BWW Interview: Jon Kilpatrick of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Greenville's Warehouse TheatreBWW Interview: Jon Kilpatrick of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Greenville's Warehouse Theatre
August 28, 2018

'Just remember, if you touch us, we reserve the right to touch you back.'

BWW Interview: S. Douglas Egge of SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES at Proud Mary Theatre CompanyBWW Interview: S. Douglas Egge of SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES at Proud Mary Theatre Company
August 7, 2018

'One of my questions after reading the play was, 'Do you have to feel guilty in order to go to heaven, so you won't ever have to feel guilt again?' I think Del Shores grapples with that theme, so there is a lot of gut-wrenching guilt presented here. Within the self-loathing there are opportunities for seeing irony, folly and some bits of joy.'

BWW Interview: Lauren French, director of SHAKESPEAREAN LOVERS LAWN GAMEBWW Interview: Lauren French, director of SHAKESPEAREAN LOVERS LAWN GAME
August 6, 2018

'An immersive theatrical event, where Shakespearean Lovers are competing against the audience while performing scenes.'

BWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN - THE MUSICAL at Logos TheatreBWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN - THE MUSICAL at Logos Theatre
August 5, 2018

Little Women, the musical, boosted by charming performances and strong voices.

BWW Feature: 2018-19 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT at Foothills PlayhouseBWW Feature: 2018-19 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT at Foothills Playhouse
August 5, 2018

The Foothills Playhouse 2018-19 season is full of crowd-pleasing favorites.

BWW Review: Infectious Energy Propels IN THE HEIGHTS at GLOW Lyric TheatreBWW Review: Infectious Energy Propels IN THE HEIGHTS at GLOW Lyric Theatre
August 1, 2018

'With this much energy and talent on display - not to mention a message worth spreading - GLOW's In the Heights demands to be seen.'

BWW Interview: Andy Lecture of SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES at Proud Mary Theatre CompanyBWW Interview: Andy Lecture of SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES at Proud Mary Theatre Company
July 27, 2018

'I really think this show is going to be something special, and a journey for the audience and the cast to undertake together. I can't wait to see what kind of relationships we get to build!'

BWW Review: BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO brings simple musical fun to Centre StageBWW Review: BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO brings simple musical fun to Centre Stage
July 25, 2018

BWW Review: BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO brings simple musical fun to Centre Stage

BWW Review: BEEHIVE turns back the clock at Mill Town PlayersBWW Review: BEEHIVE turns back the clock at Mill Town Players
July 22, 2018

Beehive is a feel-good journey that will get your head bobbing and your toes tapping.

BWW Interview: Reed Halvorson, director of BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO at Centre StageBWW Interview: Reed Halvorson, director of BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO at Centre Stage
July 18, 2018

'Expect a load of laughs, a heaping scoop of love, and tons of fun in this musical romp perfect for the entire family.'

BWW Interview: Kimberlee Ferreira, director of BEEHIVE at Mill Town PlayersBWW Interview: Kimberlee Ferreira, director of BEEHIVE at Mill Town Players
July 15, 2018

'It takes generations of people back to their younger days, which is what is so incredible about theater'

BWW Interview: Christopher Rose, director of CABARET at Market TheatreBWW Interview: Christopher Rose, director of CABARET at Market Theatre
July 15, 2018

'You cannot walk away from this show without learning something about yourself and your world.'



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