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Sheri Wilner

 
Bio:
Sheri Wilner is an award-winning playwright who has been working in the theatre for over twenty-five years. Her plays include Kingdom City, Father Joy, Bake Off, Relative Strangers, Labor Day, Joan of Arkansas, The End, A Tall Order, Hunger, and have been performed and developed at such major ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Sheri Wilner is an award-winning playwright who has been working in the theatre for over twenty-five years. Her plays include Kingdom City, Father Joy, Bake Off, Relative Strangers, Labor Day, Joan of Arkansas, The End, A Tall Order, Hunger, and have been performed and developed at such major ... (read complete bio)
 

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Lynn Ahrens, Sheri Wilner and Stephen Flaherty

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Sheri Wilner and Laura Brandel

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Sheri Wilner, Deborah Yarchun, Riti Sachdeva and Laura Brandel

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Sheri Wilner, Morgan Gould, Deborah Taychun, Eric Micha Holmes, Sam Salmond, Oliver Houser, Janine McGuire, Hunter Bird, Arri Lawton Simon, Jeremy J. King, Keelay Gipson and Riti Sachdeva with Laurence O’Keefe, Michael Korie and Diana Son

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Sheri Wilner Biography

Sheri Wilner is an award-winning playwright who has been working in the theatre for over twenty-five years. Her plays include Kingdom City, Father Joy, Bake Off, Relative Strangers, Labor Day, Joan of Arkansas, The End, A Tall Order, Hunger, and have been performed and developed at such major theatres as the Guthrie Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference, Signature Theatre (D.C.) and the Old Vic/New Voices in London.

She has twice been a co-winner of the prestigious Heideman Award granted by the Actors Theatre of Louisville: in 1998 for Labor Day, which premiered at the 1999 Humana Festival, and in 2001 for Bake Off, which premiered at the 2002 Humana Festival. Bake Off was praised by The New York Times as a “barbed, witty, thoughtful, giggle and snort inducing satire on gender roles” that was “the clear apex” of the festival. In 2015 she adapted Bake Off into the musical Cake Off, which was produced by the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, and by the Bucks County Playhouse. The Signature production was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award in the Outstanding Original Play or Musical Adaptation category.

In 2020, she wrote her first play for Zoom, LOL OL, which was included in the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Launch Pad’s “Alone, Together” program of Zoom plays, was a finalist in the Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition, produced by the Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo and published by Dramatic Publishing Company.

Her work has been widely anthologized and published by Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing Company, Samuel French and Playscripts.com, leading to over five hundred productions of her plays across the United States as well as in Australia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Japan, United Kingdom, and India.

Her playwriting awards include a Howard Foundation Fellowship in Playwriting, a Bush Artist Fellowship and two Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowships.

Also a respected playwriting teacher, she is currently an Adjunct Professor for NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program. She is also on the faculty of the Dramatists Guild Institute, for whom she serves as the Certificate Program Advisor. She has also taught playwriting for the Playwrights’ Center, PlayPenn, the Creative Center, the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, Boston College, Vanderbilt University, and Florida State University’s MFA Dramatic Writing Program.

A graduate of Cornell and Columbia University, she lives in New York City.




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CHANGEMAKERS World Premiere Announced, Featuring 20 Original, Short Plays & Musicals  Photo CHANGEMAKERS World Premiere Announced, Featuring 20 Original, Short Plays & Musicals Inspired by Community Leaders
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2021

Now streaming online, Changemakers, a collection of 20 original, two-minute plays and musicals inspired by community leaders, activists, and front-line workers who have fought for change over the course of the past year.

The Dramatists Guild's Institute for Dramatic Writing Announces Spring 2021 Semester Photo The Dramatists Guild's Institute for Dramatic Writing Announces Spring 2021 Semester
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2021

Registration is currently open for The Dramatists Guild's Institute for Dramatic Writing Spring 2021 Semester, featuring writing classes that will be taught by James Anthony Tyler, Cheryl Coons, John Dietrich, Emily Dendinger, Jacqueline Goldfinger, Marcy Heisler, Mark Hollmann, Andrea Lepcio, Donja Love, Mona Mansour, Deborah Murad and more.

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Returns With Ana Villafaňe, Ato Blankson-Wood, a Photo THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Returns With Ana Villafaňe, Ato Blankson-Wood, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2021

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues returns in 2021 for another weekly series on IGTV.

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, February 2- with NaTasha Williams, Jordin Sparks and  Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, February 2- with NaTasha Williams, Jordin Sparks and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 2, 2021

Today (February 2) in live streaming: Stars in the House honors Cicely Tyson, Verdi's La Forza del Destino at the Met, and more!

Tony- Nominees Elizabeth Stanley and Mary Testa Star in Alleyway Theatre's Digital Th Photo Tony- Nominees Elizabeth Stanley and Mary Testa Star in Alleyway Theatre's Digital Theatre Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 28, 2020

Alleyway Theatre announces its first-ever Digital Theatre Festival, running November 6-22, 2020.

UCSB's Launch Pad Zooms Into Action With ALONE, TOGETHER Photo UCSB's Launch Pad Zooms Into Action With ALONE, TOGETHER
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2020

UCSB's Launch Pad Zooms Into Action With ALONE, TOGETHER

UCSB's Launch Pad Zooms Into Action With ALONE, TOGETHER Photo UCSB's Launch Pad Zooms Into Action With ALONE, TOGETHER
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 23, 2020

LAUNCH PAD alumni playwrights have rallied to provide new material for UCSB's Department of Theater and Dance students. In an overwhelming response to an invitation from LAUNCH PAD Artistic Director Risa Brainin and Professor Annie Torsiglieri, 24 playwrights have written monologues and short plays inspired by the prompt a?oeAlone, Togethera?? and tailored specifically for the Zoom platform. 

Acclaimed Playwright Melinda Lopez Comes to Boston College 2019-20 Photo Acclaimed Playwright Melinda Lopez Comes to Boston College 2019-20
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2019

Award-winning playwright Melinda Lopez has joined the Boston College Theatre Department as the Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J. Professor in Theatre Arts for the 2019-2020 academic year.

J.T. Rogers And Ayad Akhtar Come To PlayPenn Education Photo J.T. Rogers And Ayad Akhtar Come To PlayPenn Education
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2019

PlayPenn, the nationally-recognized new play development organization based in Philadelphia, is excited to announce their Summer 2019 Education Program courses. Curated by Director of Education Julia Bumke, the semester features a variety of courses and workshops designed for writers of all skill levels.

TOBI OR THE MEMORY MACHINES Kick-Off Event Announced at The Bridge Photo TOBI OR THE MEMORY MACHINES Kick-Off Event Announced at The Bridge
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2019

Nicole Martinez, operating director of The Bridge, producer/director Jessica Farr, and playwright Caleb Scott will be presenting an evening of local bands, drag performances, and a sneak peek of the show, TOBI or The Memory Machines, a futuristic play with songs, opening later this Fall at The Bridge. The evening will feature musical acts by The Memory Machines (Afrobeta), Haute Tension, and Shira Lee. Drag performances will happen throughout with acts to be announced. A sneak peek of the show will be performed live and will feature innovative tech elements to be showcased in the production. The event will be emceed by Farr and Scott, and an OPEN BAR will be available to all guests. Entry to this evening of live music and theatre is only $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased online or in cash or credit at the door.

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New Musicals CAKE OFF and GIRLSTAR Will Premiere at Signature Theatre; Full 2015-16 Season Announced!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 30, 2015

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2015/16 season. “Signature's 26th season continues our commitment to presenting new works and reinventing great American musicals. We're proud that this season also highlights daring new plays by female playwrights,” stated Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. “I'm excited to work with so many talented artists in the coming year.”