Sheila Rinear

Playwright Lyricist Librettist

Sheila Rinear, a New Jersey and San Antonio-based, award-winning playwright, screenwriter, director, and teacher has had work commissioned, developed and produced throughout the United States but especially in Texas where The Public Theatre of San Antonio and The Classic Theatre are her artistic homes. With over 60 of her plays produced as a result of winning various commissions, competitions, and invitations to Theater Festivals, she’s also been commissioned 7 times by the City of San Antonio to write and produce performance pieces for Luminaria, the Annual International Celebration of the Arts. Most recently Sheila’s had public staged readings of her full-length plays So When Are You Leaving? and Bound By Truth; and, a production of Pray for Us! They Sent Jim Cantore! Her plays are featured on the National New Play Exchange and 4 of her plays have recently been published by Leicester Bay Theatricals. Rinear also serves The Dramatists Guild as Ambassador for San Antonio.