Shualee Cook writes plays as a way of asking questions and figuring out what she thinks of some of the world’s proposed answers. She is the winner of a 2020 RAC Artist Fellowship, the 2019 Parity Commission, has been a fellow of the Confluence Regional Writers’ Project, and a resident playwright at Tesseract Theatre in Saint Louis and Stage Left Theatre in Chicago. Productions, readings and workshops include And Certain Women (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis) Earworm (The Road Theatre, Campfire Theatre Festival, Tesseract Theatre), 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) and “Tempest In A Teapot” (R-S Theatrics, 2016 Idle Muse Athena Festival).  She has been a finalist for the 2019 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, the 2016 Jane Chambers Award, the 2016 David Calicchio Award, and a two-time finalist for the Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit.

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