2/23/21 – 10:00-11:00am CT – Scott Sheppard on Dramaturgy and Devised Process in Underground Railroad Game

Please join the Theater and Performance Studies Workshop for:

Scott Sheppard

Will Discuss

Dramaturgy and Devised Process in the Making of  Underground Railroad Game

Tuesday, February 23rd,

10:00 – 11:00 AM CST

Please register HERE. After you register you will be given links to download the script and to the Zoom. PLEASE DO NOT CIRCULATE THIS SCRIPT. 

We are committed to making our workshop fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Please direct any questions or concerns to the workshop coordinators, Arianna Gass (ariannagass@uchicago.edu) and Catrin Dowd (catrindowd@uchicago.edu).

Artist Bio: Scott R. Sheppard is an OBIE Award-winning theater artist and a Co-Director of Lightning Rod Special. He was a lead writer and performer in LRS’s The Appointment (Best of 2019 Theatre, NYTimes, NYMag, Time Out NY). He was also a co-creator and performer of Underground Railroad Game (Best of 2016 NYTimes and Time Out NY), which toured in 5 countries and 9 cities earning an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, an Edinburgh Stage Award. URG was named by the NYTimes as one of the 25 Best Plays of the past 25 Years. Other credits: Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Period of Animate Existence and 99 Breakups (deviser/performer) and Gentlemen Volunteers (performer); George & Co.’s Holden (co-creator/performer); Arden Theatre Company’s The Stinky Cheeseman (performer, Barrymore nomination). Scott is a proud graduate of Pig Iron’s School for Advanced Performance Training. He was recently an Independence Foundation Fellow, BRIC Lab Resident, Guild Hall Resident Artist. Up next he is co-creating Nosejob, Drama League Residency for 2019, SPEECH with LRS, and Very Smart and Fragile Boys with Andrew Neisler.

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