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 Review: HAMILTON at the Peace Center is Just as Good as the OriginalBWW Review: HAMILTON at the Peace Center is Just as Good as the Original
Posted: Dec. 7, 2018


BWW Preview: PLAID TIDINGS Brings Christmas Joy and Harmonious Dysfunction to Mill Town PlayersBWW Preview: PLAID TIDINGS Brings Christmas Joy and Harmonious Dysfunction to Mill Town Players
Posted: Dec. 3, 2018


BWW Review: CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS brings grown up laughs to Warehouse TheatreBWW Review: CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS brings grown up laughs to Warehouse Theatre
Posted: Dec. 8, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

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 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: Warehouse Theatre's BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Demands to be SeenBWW Review: Warehouse Theatre's BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Demands to be Seen
Posted: Jun. 11, 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 Review: CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS brings grown up laughs to Warehouse TheatreBWW Review: CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS brings grown up laughs to Warehouse Theatre
December 8, 2018

Whatever happened to Ralphie? Find out at the Warehouse Theatre.

BWW Review: HAMILTON at the Peace Center is Just as Good as the OriginalBWW Review: HAMILTON at the Peace Center is Just as Good as the Original
December 7, 2018

If you're like me - overly familiar with the original cast recording - hearing a whole new set of voices can at first be jarring in their unfamiliarity. But that quickly subsides and you get sucked right in to the new voices and rhythms. And those new rhythms, those new inflections, those new and different character choices made by a whole new set of actors are exactly the extra level of genius I mentioned. The work is so much bigger than the original cast.

BWW Preview: PLAID TIDINGS Brings Christmas Joy and Harmonious Dysfunction to Mill Town PlayersBWW Preview: PLAID TIDINGS Brings Christmas Joy and Harmonious Dysfunction to Mill Town Players
December 3, 2018

It's the most delightfully dysfunctional Christmas celebration that you could wish for.

BWW Interview: Alec Nevala-Lee, author of Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science FictionBWW Interview: Alec Nevala-Lee, author of Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction
November 7, 2018

'This was a book that had to exist, and I desperately wanted to write it.'

BWW Interview: Upstate Theatre Veteran Lauren Paige Wilson Stars in CRACKSBWW Interview: Upstate Theatre Veteran Lauren Paige Wilson Stars in CRACKS
November 2, 2018

'I had to dig deep for this role.'

BWW Review: WAIT UNTIL DARK at Greenville Little TheatreBWW Review: WAIT UNTIL DARK at Greenville Little Theatre
November 1, 2018

When the lights go out, you'll be on the edge of your seat.

BWW Interview: Laura Nicholas of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Centre StageBWW Interview: Laura Nicholas of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Centre Stage
October 29, 2018

'McMurphy is playing a game with the other characters on the ward and what fun is a game without response and countermoves?'

BWW Interview: Christopher Rose, director of ROMEO AND JULIET at Mill Town PlayersBWW Interview: Christopher Rose, director of ROMEO AND JULIET at Mill Town Players
October 23, 2018

'The Bard's poetry lends itself well to the sing-song cadence of mountain folk'

BWW Interview: Claire Clauson of WAIT UNTIL DARK at Greenville Little TheatreBWW Interview: Claire Clauson of WAIT UNTIL DARK at Greenville Little Theatre
October 22, 2018

'My heart is racing during the final scene, even though I know what's going to happen next!'

BWW Interview: Matthew Merritt of CRACKS, premiering November 2 at the CamelotBWW Interview: Matthew Merritt of CRACKS, premiering November 2 at the Camelot
October 21, 2018

'I think audiences will enjoy hating him.'

BWW Interview: Mary Nickles, director of ADDAMS FAMILY at Market Theatre CompanyBWW Interview: Mary Nickles, director of ADDAMS FAMILY at Market Theatre Company
October 18, 2018

The Addams Family musical at The Market Theatre Co. in downtown Anderson, SC, opened last weekend to an extremely positive response.

BWW Interview: Stephen Brower of ANASTASIA at Peace CenterBWW Interview: Stephen Brower of ANASTASIA at Peace Center
October 17, 2018

'It's full of danger and romance and epic plot twists that I think are relatable and exciting to many generations of theatergoers'

BWW Review: SWEAT brings heat to Warehouse TheatreBWW Review: SWEAT brings heat to Warehouse Theatre
October 16, 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.



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