Sheri Wilner’s plays include Kingdom City, Bake Off, Father Joy, Relative Strangers, Labor Day, The End, and Hunger, and have been performed at such theatres as the La Jolla Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Naked Angels, the O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference, Primary Stages, as well the Old Vic/New Voices program in London.
She is currently collaborating with Julia Jordan and DG Fellow alum Adam Gwon on Cake Off, a full-length musical adaptation of her ten-minute play Bake Off. Cake Off premiered this past fall at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia, where it received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Musical Adaptation. Cake Off was subsequently workshopped by the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and will receive a production this summer 2016 the Bucks County Playhouse.
Playwriting awards include a Bush Artist Fellowship, two Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowships and two Heideman Awards, granted by the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Her work has been published in more than a dozen anthologies, which has led to over three hundred productions of her plays worldwide.
Also an established playwriting teacher, Sheri is currently the Program Director of the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program and was recently named the 2016-17 Monan Professor of Theatre Arts at Boston College. Previously she was the 2013-15 Master Playwright for the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs Playwrights’ Development Program; the Fred Coe Visiting Playwright-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University; and a Visiting Assistant Professor in Playwriting at Florida State University’s MFA Dramatic Writing Program. She attended Cornell University and received her MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University.