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Erika Sheffer

 
 
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Erika Sheffer Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - John Gassner Award (for American Play)
Erika Sheffer, Russian Transport
 
IT Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role
Erika ShefferHow I Learned to Drive

Erika Sheffer News

Photos: Go Inside Vineyard Theatre's Emerging Artists Celebration Photo Photos: Go Inside Vineyard Theatre's Emerging Artists Celebration
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 24, 2021

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern just presented Ryan J. Haddad with the 2021-2022 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award at the Vineyard Theatre’s annual Emerging Artists Celebration. 

Ryan J. Haddad Recieves Vineyard Theatre's 2021-22 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award Photo Ryan J. Haddad Recieves Vineyard Theatre's 2021-22 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2021

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Ryan J. Haddad is the recipient of the 2021-22 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Haddad will be presented with the award at The Vineyard's Emerging Artists Celebration on Friday, November 12 at 5:00pm at Broken Shaker Cocktail Bar at Freehand (23 Lexington Avenue).

Scenes from ANGELS IN AMERICA, Liesl Tommy and More Take Home 2021 Drama League Award Photo Scenes from ANGELS IN AMERICA, Liesl Tommy and More Take Home 2021 Drama League Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 21, 2021

Tonight's the night!  The 87th Annual Drama League Awards will be streamed today, May 21, 2021 at 7:00PM ET. Who will win? BroadwayWorld is updating the list live!

Nominees Announced for 2021 Drama League Awards, Honoring Digital and Socially-Distan Photo Nominees Announced for 2021 Drama League Awards, Honoring Digital and Socially-Distanced Theatre Across the Country
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 30, 2021

The Drama League has just announced the 2021 Nominees and Special Recognition Honorees for The 87th Annual Drama League Awards. Keeping in the tradition of honoring the outstanding accomplishments of the theatrical community, as they have since 1935, this year the organization has established five unique categories to honor the extraordinary achievements of artists across the nation who created digital and socially-distanced theatrical productions during this challenging year of suspension for live arts.

Vineyard Theatre's 2020-21 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award to be Presented to John J. C Photo Vineyard Theatre's 2020-21 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award to be Presented to John J. Caswell, Jr.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2020

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced that John J. Caswell, Jr. is the recipient of the 2020-21 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Caswell will be presented with the award at The Vineyard's reimagined Emerging Artists Virtual Salon on Wednesday, October 21 at 5:00 PM ET via Zoom.

2020 Pacific Playwrights Festival Announces Seven New Plays On A Global Scale, Plus T Photo 2020 Pacific Playwrights Festival Announces Seven New Plays On A Global Scale, Plus The ATCA/Steinberg Award
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2020

South Coast Repertory Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei today announced the lineup for the 2020 Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF). The annual showcase of new works, part of the theatre's new-play development arm, The Lab@SCR, includes two world-premiere productionsa?"The Scarlet Letter by Kate Hamill and I Get Restless by Caroline V. McGrawa?"and five staged readings. PPF runs April 24-26, with morning, afternoon and evening events. Single tickets and value-priced ticket packages are now on sale at www.scr.org.

Photo Coverage: Inside Vineyard Theatre's Emerging Artists Luncheon Honoring Charly E Photo Photo Coverage: Inside Vineyard Theatre's Emerging Artists Luncheon Honoring Charly Evon Simpson
by Walter McBride - Nov 26, 2019

Charly Evon Simpson was the recipient of the 2019-20 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. She was presented with the award at The Vineyard's annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on Monday, November 25 at the National Arts Club.

Vineyard Theatre's 2019-20 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award Will Be Presented To Charly  Photo Vineyard Theatre's 2019-20 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award Will Be Presented To Charly Evon Simpson
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2019

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Charly Evon Simpson is the recipient of the 2019-20 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Ms. Simpson will be presented with the award at The Vineyard's annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on Monday, November 25 from noon-2:30pm at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan.

BWW REVIEW: Hope For A Brighter Future And The American Dream Are Threatened in RUSSI Photo BWW REVIEW: Hope For A Brighter Future And The American Dream Are Threatened in RUSSIAN TRANSPORT
by Jade Kops - Mar 16, 2019

A different immigrant story unfolds in Erika Sheffer's domestic drama RUSSIAN TRANSPORT.

RUSSIAN TRANSPORT Comes To Sydney For Australian Premiere Photo RUSSIAN TRANSPORT Comes To Sydney For Australian Premiere
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2019

A powerful and suspenseful drama, Russian Transport follows an immigrant Russian family struggling to survive in Brooklyn, New York. Fishy Productions, in association with Darlinghurst Theatre Company, is thrilled to be bringing Russian Transport to the Eternity Playhouse in March for its Australian Premiere.

Erika Sheffer Videos

STAGE TUBE: Promo for THEATERSPEAK's WRITE OUT FRONT - J. Stephen Brantley Writes a Play
by Stage Tube - Aug 4, 2012

THEATERSPEAK will present an installation of more than 70 award-winning and emerging playwrights writing new plays in the storefront window of the Drama Book Shop during store hours, August 13th - September 1st, In each two-hour time slot, a different playwright will write their play on a laptop, while the screen shot of their computer is visible to the street, opening their process up to the passerby on the street. Below, check out a video promo for the event, featuring J.Stephen Brantley of Hard Sparks writing a play


Erika Sheffer Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Erika Sheffer written?
Erika Sheffer has written 1 shows including Russian Transport (Playwright).

What awards has Erika Sheffer been nominated for?
John Gassner Award (for American Play) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Russian Transport and Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role (IT Awards) for How I Learned to Drive .