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


BWW Interview: Playwright Sean Grennan of THE TIN WOMAN at Centre StageBWW Interview: Playwright Sean Grennan of THE TIN WOMAN at Centre Stage
Posted: Jun. 8, 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 Review: Mill Town Players' BYE BYE BIRDIE Will Make You Put on a Happy FaceBWW Review: Mill Town Players' BYE BYE BIRDIE Will Make You Put on a Happy Face
Posted: Jul. 16, 2017


BWW Review: Revolutionary HAIR Still Wows at GLOW Lyric TheatreBWW Review: Revolutionary HAIR Still Wows at GLOW Lyric Theatre
Posted: Jul. 18, 2017


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: 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.

BWW Interview: Lenne Klingaman of WAITRESS at Peace CenterBWW Interview: Lenne Klingaman of WAITRESS at Peace Center
May 6, 2018

'It is a lovely, heartfelt, beautiful, emotion-filled, laugh-til-you-cry and cry-til-you laugh show'

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING shines a spotlight on love and laughter at Warehouse TheatreBWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING shines a spotlight on love and laughter at Warehouse Theatre
April 23, 2018

What do you get when you mix Singin' in the Rain and The Philadelphia Story with one of Shakespeare's most pleasant comedies? Director Anne Kelly Tromsness explores that question in her production of Much Ado About Nothing, now playing at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC.

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
April 10, 2018

'If you were working with a symphony orchestra or a studio full of synthesizers, you could make lots and lots of different sounds, but if your palette of sounds is restricted, it makes you really focus on how the music comes across. So in a way, I think it stimulates creativity because there are limitations to the sound and the range of notes that you've got.'

BWW Interview: Christopher Rose, director of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Mill Town PlayersBWW Interview: Christopher Rose, director of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Mill Town Players
March 20, 2018

'I hope audiences will walk away realizing more fully that fear builds walls instead of bridges and that this will make them strive to see the perspectives of others who may be different, but who in reality as people are very much the same.'

BWW Review: THE FLICK illuminates the ordinary at Warehouse TheatreBWW Review: THE FLICK illuminates the ordinary at Warehouse Theatre
March 13, 2018

'Film, one character says, is light and shadow. The Flick manages to illuminate both.'

BWW Interview: John Fagan, Director of MAMMA MIA! at Centre StageBWW Interview: John Fagan, Director of MAMMA MIA! at Centre Stage
March 12, 2018

'Stay away from the botox injections before coming. You're really going to want to smile and have fun, so make sure your face muscles are ready.'

BWW Interview: Carla Stewart of THE COLOR PURPLE at Peace CenterBWW Interview: Carla Stewart of THE COLOR PURPLE at Peace Center
March 3, 2018

'I think if you've seen the movie, if you've read the book, you won't be disappointed with the musical. You won't be like, 'Oh, I wish they would've left it alone.' No, you'll be like, 'That was amazing.'

BWW Interview: Crystal Marie Stewart director of Guerrilla Shakespeare Theatre Co's HamletBWW Interview: Crystal Marie Stewart director of Guerrilla Shakespeare Theatre Co's Hamlet
March 2, 2018

'It's going to be a body pile, we're going to get there, but there's also a lot of really great lightness and wittiness and intrigue and interest.'

BWW Interview: Zac Johnson of PRINCE CASPIAN at Logos TheatreBWW Interview: Zac Johnson of PRINCE CASPIAN at Logos Theatre
February 1, 2018

'As far as we know we're the only professional company in the world producing this story.'

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

Packed with joyfully familiar songs performed by a winning ensemble, California Dreamin' is guaranteed to brighten your outlook and get you feeling warm and happy inside.

BWW Review: A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN Illuminates Inner Demons at Warehouse TheatreBWW Review: A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN Illuminates Inner Demons at Warehouse Theatre
January 28, 2018

Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, running now at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC, is all about struggle.

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
January 19, 2018

When the band kicks in and those eight young performers really let loose, you'll find it nearly impossible to stay in your seat.

BWW Review: You'll Get ON YOUR FEET at the Peace CenterBWW Review: You'll Get ON YOUR FEET at the Peace Center
December 27, 2017

Filled with fantastic music performed by an amazingly talented cast, On Your Feet delivers a timely story of emotional - and physical - triumph against overwhelming odds.

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK Shreds at the Peace CenterBWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK Shreds at the Peace Center
December 6, 2017

It's a head-banging good time.



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