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Playwright Sheri Wilner comes to BC as the 16-17 Monan Professor in Theatre Arts

Wilner, an award-winning playwright, is the author of more than 20 full-length and one-act plays. Her plays have been published in over a dozen anthologies, and have been performed at major regional and national theatres including the Old Globe, the Guthrie Theater, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights’ Conference, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and several seasons of the Boston Theatre Marathon at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.

During her residency, Wilner will teach two courses; Writing Wrongs: Writing the Issue-Based Play, and Contemporary Female Playwrights. The Department will also produce her play, Kingdom City, (March 22-26, 2017) directed by Associate Professor, Dr. John Houchin. The play, which premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse outside San Diego two years ago, follows a female theatre director’s struggle to produce a provocative play in a conservative, religious town in the mid-west (based on a real-life incident that occurred in Fulton, MO). The Los Angeles Times declared it a “potentially major new American play.”