Sheldon Shaw
Doesn't matter.
New York, NY
Sheldon is a playwright, screenwriter, and actor living in NYC.
Biography

Sheldon Shaw is a playwright, screenwriter, and actor living in NYC.

Recently Sheldon’s play “Clair” had a reading by the Classical Theater of Harlem as part of their “Playwrights Playground”. “​Clair” was a  Second Rounder of The Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference.  Sheldon’s play “Baby Starbucks” was the winner of The Playwrights on Parade yearly competition, North Carolina​. “Baby Starbuck” also was chosen for the Rooted Theater Company’s yearly Symposium in Brooklyn, NYC. Sheldon’s screenplay ‘Glen’ was a winner of the  ​Black Screenplay Matter ​screenplay competition, Finalist in the New York Screenplay Contest, and placed in the Quarterfinals of the American Zoetrope Screenplay Competition​. Sheldon has a BA from Temple University.  He was recently invited to participate in the Playwrights Intensive at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC under the tutelage of Caleen Jennings, Gary Garrison, Mark Bly,  and Jacqueline Goldfinger... Sheldon studied theater at the William Esper Studios and studied writing at the Labyrinth Theater Company, with Martha Wollner NYC.

Plays

by Sheldon Shaw

96 pg. 6W,6M, Drama

-A woman, “Clair”, is visited by a spirit who helps her deal with her broken family.

Cast:
CLAIR: Grandmother of Dontae and Jimmy, African American, 60s. EDNA: Clair’s sister, African American,60s. DONTAE: African American, Older brother of Jimmy, late 20s. JIMMY: African American, Younger brother of Dontae, mid-20s. BERNICE: African American slave spirit, teens. Kyoko: Girlfriend of Jimmy, mid-20s, Japanese. MOLLY: Girlfriend of Dontae, late 20s, White. NOAH: A White childhood friend of Dontae, early 30s. Laverne: African American, Mother of Dontae and Jimmy, late 40s. Koffe: African, fiancee of Laverne, late 40s. Fred Johnson: FBI Agent. Man: Young man.
by Sheldon Shaw

88 pg. 3W, 3M, Dramedy

-A white college student brings her black African boyfriend home to meet her parents. The parents live and run a trailer park in East Texas. 

Cast:
Kenny. 50's, a white southerner, slow-witted. Karl. White southerner, Younger brother of Kenny. Runs a trailer park. Eloise. 50's, Sister-in-law of Karl and Kenny. Helps run the trailer park. Katie Mae. Early 20's College student. Daughter of Karl. Armando. Mid to Late 20's, African, college student. Katie Mae's Boyfriend. Man. 30's, a man dressed in Klu Klux Klan outfit. The actor who plays Kenny can double. Boy. 8yrs Boy dressed in Klu Klux Klan outfit. The actor who plays Katie Mae can double. News reporter. (OS and voice only.)
by Sheldon Shaw

While a woman is visiting a Starbucks her baby is abducted.

Cast:
Tiffany- (African American), 27, Starbucks Barista. Gena- (White) 30’s, proud mother.
by Sheldon Shaw

While in a jail cell waiting for a judge; Two African American men with different belief systems, one Jewish and the other a non-believer, clash.

Cast:
Paul: African American man, 30s-40s. Shalomi: African American Jewish man, 20s.
by Sheldon Shaw

An African American nurse new job involves the home care of a dying older Jewish man. The older man requests the nurse to help him with an assisted suicide. After this request, their relationship evolves, and drama ensues. 

Cast:
Billy Rosenberg. 70’s. Early stages of dementia — deteriorating body. Shelly Ellis. Billy’s Nurse. African American. Ally Rose. Neice of Billy