Shualee Cook has been writing theatre in the Midwest for so long that she’s starting to forget how to speak Californian. She is currently a fellow in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ Confluence Regional Writers’ Project, and has been a resident playwright at Tesseract Theatre in Saint Louis and Stage Left Theatre in Chicago. Productions, readings and workshops include Earworm (Tesseract Theatre, Campfire Theatre Festival), Cercle Hermaphroditos (Stage Left Theatre Summer Reading, Queer Village Reading Series), An Invitation Out (Mustard Seed Theatre, Quantum Dragon Theatre, Benchmark Theatre Fever Dream Festival), Sunset Artists of the American West,” (2016 Chicago New Work Festival, About Face Theatre), “Tempest In A Teapot” (R-S Theatrics, 2016 Idle Muse Athena Festival), and “The Geography of Nowhere’ (Mustard Seed Theatre).  She was the Honorable Mention playwright for the 2019 Annual Parity Commission, has been a finalist for the 2019 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2016 Jane Chambers Award, the 2016 David Calicchio Award, and a two-time finalist for the Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit.

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