About

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Sheila Cowley is a playwright whose work continues to embrace other artforms, creating theatre that celebrates voice, movement, sound, visual art and circus artistry. It’s theatre that asks big questions – about gender roles and family, and tiny daily acts of heroism.

An award-winning audio producer, Sheila produced and edited the popular improvised series, Offramp and is producing the Arts In podcast for Creative Pinellas, and with her husband Matt, producing audio tours for the Salvador Dali Museum and descriptive mural tours for the St. Pete Arts Alliance.

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Sheila’s plays have been developed in Chicago at Chicago Dramatists and The Equity Library Theatre, in New York with Athena Theatre and Reverie Productions, in London through American Actors UK, with the Association of Theatre in Higher Education and in Florida at American Stage, The Gorilla Theatre, The Studio@620 and the University of South Florida. There have been productions of her work from New York to Texas and Ohio, Illinois, California, South Carolina, South Korea and Australia.

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Many thanks to the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance for naming me the city’s Literary Muse of 2018. I’m grateful to be part of our wonderful arts community, and to work with so many amazing artists here.

Thank you, Creative Loafing for the kind writeup about my collaborative work.

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Member of the Dramatists Guild and Chicago Dramatists Network. Available on the New Play Exchange.