RESUME

Darby Sherwood

darbsherwood@gmail.com

Playwriting and Adapting

TWO DINOSAURS UNDER THE SUN

Commissioned by Horizon Theatre

Performed as part of Horizon Theatre's New South Young Playwrights Festival (June 2020 - Atlanta, GA)

Performed as part of the Abby Theatre Festival at Gallery 7 Theatre (October 2020 - British Columbia, Canada)

Published in Laughter is the Best Medicine: Forty-Five 5 Minute Plays in the Time of Coronavirus, 

published by Smith & Kraus (May 2021)

TWO HEADS OF A HYDRA

Rehearsed and performed at Metea Valley Theatre (February 2018 - Aurora, IL)

Rehearsed and read by NowHereThis at ACT Theatre (June 2019 - Seattle, WA)

Rehearsed for a UW School of Drama CabLab Production (performances cancelled - March 2020 - Seattle, WA)

Rehearsed and performed at Metea Valley Theatre Performance in the Round (February 2021 - Aurora, IL)

Published in Fleas on the Dog Magazine (September 2020 - full text)

Published in Best Women's Monologues of 2021, published by Smith & Kraus (August 2021 - Raisa's Monologue)

STRANDED

Commissioned by University of Washington School of Drama

Collaboration with Jeffrey Frace, Claire Fort, Eun Hye Kim, and Zahra Al Zuwaye

Filmed and produced by University of Washington School of Drama (April 2021 - Seattle, WA)

407C'S PUPPET THEATRE

Commissioned by Radial Theater Project

Rehearsed and performed by Radial Theater Project at 18th & Union (October 2020 - Seattle, WA)

CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION

Selected as a winner of Horizon Theatre's New South Young Playwrights Festival

Read as part of Horizon Theatre's New South Young Playwrights Festival (June 2020 - Atlanta, GA)

THREE SISTERS (ADAPTATION WITH JEFFREY FRACE)

Written for and performed by UW School of Drama (November 2019 - Seattle, WA)

ROMEO & JULES (ADAPTATION WITH GEOFF KORF)

Written for and performed by UW School of Drama (April 2019 - Seattle, WA)

MADRIGAL DINNER

Commissioned by Metea Valley Theatre

Performed by Metea Valley Theatre (December 2016 & December 2017 - Aurora, IL)

Dramaturgy

Use the links to visit the dramaturgy websites that were provided to audiences, the casts and creative teams

THREE SISTERS

UW School of Drama (November 2019) | www.uw3sisters.wixsite.com/site

 

THE LAST WITCH

UW Undergraduate Theatre Society (February 2019) | www.utsthelastwitch.wixsite.com/site

Directing

EVERYONE GETS EATEN BY SHARKS

Director - Asbestos Productions - February 2020

THREE SISTERS

Assistant Director - UW School of Drama - November 2019

THIS RANDOM WORLD - SELECTIONS

Director - Taproot Theatre - August 2019

ROMEO & JULES

Assistant Director - UW School of Drama - April 2019

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Directing Intern - BAM Theatre - August 2018

THE FROZEN SUMMER

Directing Intern - BAM Theatre - August 2018

OUR TOWN

Assistant Director - Metea Valley Theatre - April 2018

TWO HEADS OF A HYDRA

Director - Metea Valley Theatre - February 2018

NOISES OFF

Assistant Director - Metea Valley Theatre - November 2017

INTO THE WOODS

Assistant Director - Kidz Kabaret - November 2013

Teaching

TAPROOT THEATRE TEACHING INTERN

Taught children​ between the ages of 3 and 18 in camps such as Playwriting, Musical Theatre Revues,

Art of Comedy, and Youth Showcases.

BAM THEATRE INTERN

Taught children between the ages of 3 and 14 by putting on plays at the end of a week of camp.

METEA VALLEY DRAMA CLUB

Created a curriculum and taught/directed high school students different theatre skills for both onstage and backstage roles. 

Production and Technical

EVERYONE GETS EATEN BY SHARKS

Props Master - Asbestos Productions - February 2020

CHECK THIS SHH OUT

Props Master - UW Undergraduate Theatre Society - February 2020

THREE SISTERS

Dialect Coach - UW School of Drama - November 2019

ART OF COMEDY & ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE

Assistant Stage Manager - Taproot Theatre - July & August 2019

VARIOUS PRODUCTIONS

Front of House Manager, Costume Volunteer, Set Building Volunteer, Run Crew

Awards and Honors

Member of the Dramatists Guild

Recipient of the Glenn Hughes Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Drama (2020-2021)

One of the winners and participants in Horizon Theatre's New South Young Playwrights Festival (2020)

Outstanding Senior Award for Excellence in English (2018)

Beyond the Boards Award for Excellence in Theatre (2017)

Training

University of Washington BA in Drama (2018-2022)

New South Young Playwrights Festival (2020)

Taproot Teaching Intern (2019)

BAM Theatre Intern (2018)

School of Performing Arts Production Employee (2018)

Interlochen Arts Camp (2016 & 2017)