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.




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


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


BWW Feature: 2018-19 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT at Foothills PlayhouseBWW Feature: 2018-19 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT at Foothills Playhouse
Posted: Aug. 5, 2018


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
Posted: Jul. 27, 2018


BWW Interview: Lauren French, director of SHAKESPEAREAN LOVERS LAWN GAMEBWW Interview: Lauren French, director of SHAKESPEAREAN LOVERS LAWN GAME
Posted: Aug. 6, 2018


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
Posted: Jul. 25, 2018


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
Posted: Aug. 7, 2018


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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: Reed Halvorson, director of DEARLY DEPARTED at Mill Town PlayersBWW Interview: Reed Halvorson, director of DEARLY DEPARTED at Mill Town Players
Posted: May. 17, 2018


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.'

BWW Previews: Staged Reading of THE FOUR OF US at Coffee UndergroundBWW Previews: Staged Reading of THE FOUR OF US at Coffee Underground
July 5, 2018

The play raises questions about what might happen when your best friend finds the success that you've always hoped for.

BWW Interview: Nicole Stratton of LITTLE WOMEN - THE MUSICAL at Logos TheatreBWW Interview: Nicole Stratton of LITTLE WOMEN - THE MUSICAL at Logos Theatre
June 29, 2018

We asked director Nicole Stratton to share with BWW readers a little about the production. She told us about the beauty of the music, the challenges of trying to direct yourself on stage, and how her own childhood dreams resonate with this story.

BWW Previews: Rehearsal update from Glow Lyric Theatre's Artistic Director Jenna Tamisiea ElserBWW Previews: Rehearsal update from Glow Lyric Theatre's Artistic Director Jenna Tamisiea Elser
June 27, 2018

One week into rehearsals, Glow Lyric Theatre's Jenna Tamisiea Elser shares an update on their progress.

BWW Review: THE TIN WOMAN at Centre Stage is Funny, Insightful, and Quietly BeautifulBWW Review: THE TIN WOMAN at Centre Stage is Funny, Insightful, and Quietly Beautiful
June 21, 2018

With plenty of humor and, yes, heart, Sean Grennan's script celebrates mysterious connections, the healing power of family, and the great circle of life.

BWW Review: Warehouse Theatre's BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Demands to be SeenBWW Review: Warehouse Theatre's BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Demands to be Seen
June 11, 2018

Immersive, irreverent, and almost anarchic, this show demands your attendance.

BWW Interview: Playwright Sean Grennan of THE TIN WOMAN at Centre StageBWW Interview: Playwright Sean Grennan of THE TIN WOMAN at Centre Stage
June 8, 2018

'I think that when people are crying or laughing, there is something in them that is open and engaged and invested with the story. That's what I always want.'

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

'It's a very emotional show and it ends in a every delicate, sad way and it really touches people. I don't think they're expecting that.'

BWW Review: Belly Laughs Abound in DEARLY DEPARTED at Mill Town PlayersBWW Review: Belly Laughs Abound in DEARLY DEPARTED at Mill Town Players
May 28, 2018

'I had a great time watching Dearly Departed, and I know you will, too.'

BWW Interview: Reed Halvorson, director of DEARLY DEPARTED at Mill Town PlayersBWW Interview: Reed Halvorson, director of DEARLY DEPARTED at Mill Town Players
May 17, 2018

In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South is seldom tidy and always hilarious.



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