Callaghan, Sheila (American playwright, 19__-____),
“New Shoes,” a 37-minute absurd comedy in English, set in _____, _____,
© 2004 by Sheila Callaghan;
• in Sheila Callaghan’s New Shoes (New York: Playscripts, Inc., 2004);
• script/rights available from Playscripts, Inc., P. O. Box 237060, New York, New York 10023, U.S.A., firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.playscripts.com, telephone/fax 866-639-7529;
• contact agent Mark Christian Subias Agency, 331 West 57th Street, No. 462, New York, NY 10019, U.S.A., telephone 212-445-1091, fax 212-898-0375, or sheila.callaghan<at>gmail.com, telephone 646-283-3473.
• Cited in Playscripts, Inc., Catalogue of Plays 2004-2005 (New York: Playscripts, Inc., 2004), p.56.
Richard (m), __, a middle-aged Vietnam veteran; _____ (m), __, _____; _____ (f), __, Richard’s nagging wife; _____ (f), __, Richard’s beautiful young secretary.
“Richard, a middle-aged Vietnam vet, falls asleep one night next to his nagging wife and wakes up in the arms of his beautiful young secretary. His grasp of reality begins to crumble as his tortured past penetrates his benign present in real-time.”
• Sheila Callaghan’s short plays include “Tumor,” “American Jack,” “Blue Lila Rising,” “Ayravana Flies or A Pretty Dish,” “The Transit Plays,” “Twilight in the B-Bowl,” “He Ate the Sun,’ ‘Soak,” “Hold This.”
• “Sheila Callaghan's plays have been produced and developed with Soho Rep, Playwright's Horizons, South Coast Repertory, Clubbed Thumb, The LARK, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, New Georges, Annex Theatre, Moving Arts, and LABrynth, among others. Sheila is the recipient of a 2000 Princess Grace Award for emerging artists, a 2001 LA Weekly Award for Best One-act, a 2001-02 Jerome Fellowship from the Playwright's Center in Minneapolis, a 2002 Chesley Prize for Lesbian Playwriting, a 2003 Mac Dowell Residency, and a 2004 NYFA grant. Her plays have been produced internationally in New Zealand, Norway, and the Czech Republic. She has been commissioned by Playwright's Horizons, South Coast Repertory, and EST/Sloan. Her full-length plays include SCAB, THE HUNGER WALTZ, CRAWL FADE TO WHITE, CRUMBLE (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake), WE ARE NOT THESE HANDS, DEAD CITY, LASCIVIOUS SOMETHING, KATE CRACKERNUTS and her opera ELEMENTAL with music by Sophocles Papavasilopoulos. Several of her plays are published by Playscripts, Inc. She has taught playwriting at The University of Rochester, Spalding University, The College of New Jersey, and Florida State University. Sheila is a member of the Obie winning playwright's organization 13P.”—SHEILA CALLAGHAN - Bio, http://sheilacallaghan.com/bio.html, accessed February 24, 2006. • Resume at http://sheilacallaghan.com/resume.pdf.
• Research could include SHEILA CALLAGHAN - blog, http://www.sheilacallaghan.com/blog/archives/2004/11/, accessed August 25, 2006.
husband-wife relationship, memory, nagging, reality, Vietnam War.