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: BRIGHT STAR shines at Mill Town PlayersBWW Review: BRIGHT STAR shines at Mill Town Players
Posted: Oct. 5, 2019


BWW Review: Sizzling Production of NEWSIES Lights Up Greenville TheatreBWW Review: Sizzling Production of NEWSIES Lights Up Greenville Theatre
Posted: Sep. 16, 2019


BWW Review: THE CRUCIBLE at Warehouse Theatre is Masterful and TimelessBWW Review: THE CRUCIBLE at Warehouse Theatre is Masterful and Timeless
Posted: Sep. 25, 2019


BWW Interview: Hannah Thompson of BRIGHT STAR at Mill Town PlayersBWW Interview: Hannah Thompson of BRIGHT STAR at Mill Town Players
Posted: Sep. 16, 2019


BWW Review: Charming and fun LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS takes over Centre StageBWW Review: Charming and fun LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS takes over Centre Stage
Posted: Sep. 21, 2019


BWW Interview: Matt Wood of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Peace CenterBWW Interview: Matt Wood of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Peace Center
Posted: Sep. 22, 2019


BWW Interview: Caroline Davis & Simon Crowe of DETROIT at Centre StageBWW Interview: Caroline Davis & Simon Crowe of DETROIT at Centre Stage
Posted: Sep. 18, 2019


LAST 365 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 Review: BRIGHT STAR shines at Mill Town PlayersBWW Review: BRIGHT STAR shines at Mill Town Players
Posted: Oct. 5, 2019


BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE brought 2018 to a great close at Greenville Little TheatreBWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE brought 2018 to a great close at Greenville Little Theatre
Posted: Dec. 29, 2018


BWW Review: SWEAT brings heat to Warehouse TheatreBWW Review: SWEAT brings heat to Warehouse Theatre
Posted: Oct. 16, 2018


BWW Review: Pitch Perfect INTO THE WOODS Dazzles at Centre StageBWW Review: Pitch Perfect INTO THE WOODS Dazzles at Centre Stage
Posted: Apr. 2, 2019


BWW Review: Sizzling Production of NEWSIES Lights Up Greenville TheatreBWW Review: Sizzling Production of NEWSIES Lights Up Greenville Theatre
Posted: Sep. 16, 2019


BWW Review: Impressive POWER OF SAIL Premieres at Warehouse TheatreBWW Review: Impressive POWER OF SAIL Premieres at Warehouse Theatre
Posted: Mar. 26, 2019


BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR shines at Mill Town Players
October 5, 2019

By the end, I shed actual tears of joy.

BWW Review: THE CRUCIBLE at Warehouse Theatre is Masterful and Timeless
September 25, 2019

Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE is, famously, the play about the 1692 Salem witch trials that is not at all about the Salem witch trials. It's about Joseph McCarthy's communist witch hunts of the 1950's. It's about the black list and repression and hysteria and even fake news and Donald J. Trump. It is, in essence, timeless, as relevant today as when it premiered 66 years ago. And in Jayce T. Tromsness' searing new production now playing at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC, that contemporary relevance literally bursts through the seams.

BWW Review: Charming and fun LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS takes over Centre Stage
September 21, 2019

Filled with great singing, solid laughs, and a dynamite cast, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS delivers the goods.

BWW Interview: Matt Wood of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Peace Center
September 22, 2019

'It's a very fun time'

BWW Interview: Caroline Davis & Simon Crowe of DETROIT at Centre Stage
September 18, 2019

'It's nice to tell a story about how much beauty there can be in the messiness of human existence'

BWW Review: Sizzling Production of NEWSIES Lights Up Greenville Theatre
September 16, 2019

It's nothing short of spectacular.

BWW Interview: Hannah Thompson of BRIGHT STAR at Mill Town Players
September 16, 2019

What do you get when world-class banjo player (and, yes, comedian) Steve Martin writes a musical with world class singer/songwriter Edie Brickell?

BWW Interview: Jennifer Webb of THE CRUCIBLE at Warehouse Theatre
September 9, 2019

Arthur Miller's classic drama of piety and paranoia, THE CRUCIBLE, opens September 20 at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC.

BWW Interview: Mike Cefalo of THE BAND'S VISIT at Peace Center
August 8, 2019

It's about human connection and how we all want to seek a little bit more in life, and how we can find that in the things that are seemingly mundane or small or delicate. It's really beautiful.

BWW Interview: Noah Fitzer of BOY at Proud Mary Theatre Company
July 31, 2019

'This is not the kind of play we ever see in South Carolina, and it's truly bold for Proud Mary to choose to bring this story to life.'

BWW Interview: Playwright Kim Powers on SIDEKICKED, his new play opening August 7 at Cape May Stage
July 26, 2019

'Viv was so much more than just the 'sidekick' who wandered in to Lucy's apartment in her housecoat'

BWW Interview: Kristi Parker Byers of ROCKABILLY HEAVEN at Centre Stage
July 21, 2019

'Rockabilly Heaven is a party for the ears. Y'all are going to absolutely love it!'  

BWW Review: BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS at GLOW Lyric Theatre
July 20, 2019

It's a rambling, antic musical comedy romp, filled with good spirits, some toe-tapping tunes, and a squad of dancing football players.

BWW Interview: Lauren Imhoff, Director of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Mill Town Players
July 11, 2019

The classic musical opens July 19. Mill Town Players will put their own spin on this classic musical in their new production opening July 19. We asked the director, Lauren Imhoff, to tell us a little about what to expect.

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Peace Center is Vivid, Funny, Devastating, and Deeply Human
July 8, 2019

Including a substantive review from my fourteen year old daughter.

BWW Review: You Have GOT To Catch CATCH ME IF YOU CAN At Greenville Theatre
June 13, 2019

This production blew me away.

BWW Review: Bright and Funny New Adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Warehouse Theatre
June 12, 2019

This brisk new stage adaptation is delightfully antic and deliciously revelatory.

BWW Interview: Samantha Eyler, Paige Vasel And Eve Begelman of FUN HOME at Proud Mary Theatre Company
June 11, 2019

'While the show is very personal and unique, it speaks on a broader level about family and acceptance and everyone can relate to that.'

BWW Interview: GLOW Lyric Theatre's Jenna Tamisiea on their 2019 FESTIVAL SEASON
May 30, 2019

'I am working in subtle and sometimes not so subtle ways to present these through a female lens.'

BWW Interview: Libby Riggins And Christopher Rose of FIRST BAPTIST OF IVY GAP at Mill Town Players
May 22, 2019

'I hope they laugh at times, cry at times, and walk away filled with love for everyone!'



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