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I have stuff to show you. Mostly theatre stuff.  You can download excerpts of my plays if you like. Some are published. You can buy those online at Sam French, Playscripts, and Amazon. For the ones that aren’t, you can reach out to the folks on my contact page.

I don’t have any TV samples but you’re welcome to go here or here or here and watch stuff I’ve worked on in the past. Or I suppose you can hang around ’til this drops, which’ll be next year sometime.

I’ve been posting stuff here (and below) once a week-ish. Mostly ’cause I can’t stand the thought of a dead website taking up space and being dead. But also, I like talking to you. You can get my posts via email if you feel lazy. (I do. I’m still in PJ’s and it’s 6:36pm on a Saturday.) Sign up here.

Otherwise, I dunno. I used to be chatty over on twitterbut I got tired of it. Sometimes I hang around instagram and stalk the people I admire. I also teach spin and yoga; I have an insta for that too. But this is my writing site. So. Hi.

xoxo,

Stuff Now.

Reference point.

“I’m drawing again.” This is what I tell people when I show them what I’ve been working on. It suggests I was a draw-er once, a long time ago. Which is a lie. I never drew. I can’t freehand. I never studied as an adult. I didn’t go to school for it. As a kid I took art lessons from a woman around the corner and that’s it. My sister had–has–an incredible natural ability. Hence the lessons. We’d get dropped off at our neighbor’s every week along with a few other local kids. Our teacher had us practice very basic concepts. Perspective. Negative space. Color theory. She had a lovely blond freckled son who was slightly older than me, who …

Bio.

This is mostly for press folk.

Sheila Callaghan’s plays have been produced and developed with Soho Rep, Playwright’s Horizons, Yale Rep, South Coast Repertory, Clubbed Thumb, The LARK, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, New Georges, The Flea, Woolly Mammoth, Boston Court, and Rattlestick Playwright’s Theatre, among others. Sheila is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award for emerging artists, a Jerome Fellowship from the Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis, a MacDowell Residency, a Cherry Lane Mentorship Fellowship, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, and the prestigious Whiting Award. Her plays have been produced internationally in New Zealand, Australia, Norway, Germany, Portugal, and the Czech Republic. These include SCAB, CRAWL FADE TO WHITE, CRUMBLE (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake), WE ARE NOT THESE HANDS, DEAD CITY, LASCIVIOUS SOMETHING, KATE CRACKERNUTS, THAT PRETTY PRETTY; OR, THE RAPE PLAY, FEVER/DREAM, EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH, ROADKILL CONFIDENTIAL, ELEVADA, BED, and WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD. She is published with Playscripts.com and Samuel French, and several of her collected works are published with Counterpoint Press. She has taught playwriting at Columbia University, The University of Rochester, The College of New Jersey, Florida State University, and Spalding University. Sheila is an affiliated artist with Clubbed Thumb and a member of the Obie winning playwright’s organization 13P. Sheila is also an alumni of New Dramatists.

In 2010, Callaghan was profiled by Marie Claire as one of “18 Successful Women Who Are Changing the World.” She was also named one of Variety magazine’s “10 Screenwriters to Watch” of 2010. Sheila was a longtime writer/producer on the hit Showtime comedy Shameless and a founder of the feminist activist group The Kilroys. She was nominated for a 2016 Golden Globe for her work on the Hulu comedy series Casual and a 2017 WGA Award for her Shameless episode “I Am A Storm.”

Contact.

Theater.

Ally Shuster
Creative Artists Agency
405 Lexington Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10010
ph: 212.277.9000

Film.

Joe Mann
Creative Artists Agency
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
ph: 424.288.2000

Television.

Michael Rosenfeld, Rob  Kenneally, & Wilhemina Ross
Creative Artists Agency
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
ph: 424.288.2000

Management.

Dan Halsted & Corrine Hayoun
1103 1/2 Glendon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
ph: 310.208.4411

What else.

Just ’cause you made it this far.

Dancing Lebowski.