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Peter Gil-Sheridan

Peter Gil-Sheridan is a multidisciplinary artist whose plays include The Deadly Belles, Everyday I Wake the Fool, Glow, Vanishing Son, and Topsy Turvy Mouse which has been produced by Cherry Lane Theatre, Borderlands, and Gustavus Adolphus, developed at Sundance Institute, New York Theatre Workshop and was named the winner of The Smith Prize from National New Play Network for outstanding political work. Topsy Turvy Mouse is published by Playscripts, Inc. His play, What May Fall, was commissioned by the Guthrie Theatre and was performed in their Dowling Studio in 2009. The play will have a production with Fordham Alumni Theatre Company in July, 2010. Residencies: Jerome Fellowship (Playwright's Center, Minneapolis), A Theatre Group in Silverton, CO (annual), The Millay Colony (Austerlitz, NY) and The Ucross Foundation (Clearmont, Wyoming). Other work with: Lark Theatre, Kennedy Center, NY Fringe Festival, and Prospect Theatre Company. Mr. Gil-Sheridan recently completed a new play, Ritu Comes Home, for the InterAct Theatre 20/20 Commission in Philadelphia. He also directed Dog Act by Liz Duffy Adams at Fordham and History of the Word, an interactive hip-hop/spoken word musical, presented at the Cleveland Playhouse and now on tour across the U.S. He received his MFA from The University of Iowa's Playwright's Workshop and his BA from Fordham University at Lincoln Center where he's been on the faculty since 2005. He is also in his third year as teaching artist for the LEAP Fidelity FutureStage Program where he teaches playwriting to students at three NYC public schools in the Bronx, Bushwick, and Crown Heights. The program culminates with his students performing the winning plays at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway. The 2010 event was hosted by Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank.