Welcome Normandy Sherwood

We're excited to mix things up a bit and turn the focus to the talented playwright, Normandy Sherwood. On Monday, we will start posting clips of her plays. Her chapbook includes the screenplay for Permanent Caterpillar (Abridged). Below is her bio and links to follow her on social media.

From the series curator:

Normandy Sherwood has the benefit of writing in 3D, which is to say she makes plays and seems totally comfortable in building alternate realities. Her brain is a woodland creature on psychedelics, constantly playing on reality and possibility. Whether you have the opportunity to see her work manifest or not, there is so much mysticism built in to her scripts that it’s hard not to have a full-body experience. She doesn’t just suggest that fables may have mislead us, she misleads us in fresh and mind-bending ways.
— Tatiana Ryckman

BIO: Normandy Sherwood is a playwright  who lives in Brooklyn. Her plays have been presented in NYC at The Kitchen (The Golden Veil), the Ontological Hysteric Theater (The Mysteries of Paris, Tea with the Twins), 13th St. Rep (Necrophil) and  at Skidmore College (Nunky Gruel). She is a Co-Artistic Director of the National Theater of the United States of America (NTUSA) and has collaborated on all of the OBIE Award-winning company’s shows as a writer, performer and costumer. The NTUSA’s works, including Chautauqua!, NTUSA's Moliere's Don Juan, and Abacus Black, have been presented at venues all over the US, including Performance Space 122 (NY), the Walker Arts Center (MN), the ICA Boston (MA), the Segerstrom Center (CA) and The Public Theater (NY). Her band, the Drunkard’s Wife, has presented musical/theatrical shows at The New Ohio Theater (Feather Gatherers) has been in residence at chashama (Tiny Hornets). Normandy also designs costumes, and has designed productions by Mac Wellman, Jim Findlay, Young Jean Lee, Half Straddle, Faye Driscoll (2009 Bessie Award) and more. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and has been awarded residencies by Yaddo and The Millay Colony and is a 2015-2016 Artist in Residence at University Settlement. She is a co-curator of the performance series Little Theater @ Dixon Place. She has an MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College and she teaches writing at NYU.

Follow her at her website.


Awst Collection - Normandy Sherwood
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Normandy Sherwood's Awst Collection in print includes the script for Permanent Caterpillar (Abridged). Hand sewn. 35 pages. Available for shipping now.

This play iwas produced for a May 21 - June 4, 2016 run.