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Sheri Wilner’s plays include Kingdom City, Father Joy and Hunger, and have been performed and developed at such major American theatres as the La Jolla Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference and Primary Stages. She recently co-wrote the libretto for the musical, Cake Off (based on her ten-minute award-winning play Bake Off), which was workshopped at the Old Globe in San Diego and produced by both the Signature Theatre in Washington, D.C. (nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Original Musical Adaptation) and the Bucks County Playhouse.
Playwriting awards include a Bush Artist Fellowship, two Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowships and two Heideman Awards, granted by the Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Her numerous short plays have been published in more than a dozen anthologies, as well as by Playscripts.com, which has led to over two hundred productions worldwide.
Also an established playwriting teacher, Sheri is currently the Director of the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program, an instructor for the Dramatists Guild Institute, and is the 2017-19 Master Playwright for the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs Playwrights Development Program.