Meet Tay - Letters from Camp Shrewd

Tay is Camp Shrewd's resident science buff, and she is NOT buying into any of this ghost nonsense! Meet the creative team behind this character, Briandaniel Oglesby and Taylor Flanagan! A message from Brian I currently make theatre with teens for a living, and in a past life I was a fiction writer. This project connects two chapters of my life that usually don't overlap. About Briandaniel Oglesby Briandaniel Oglesby is a playwright from Sacramento, now living in Austin. In addition to writing plays for mature audiences, he makes theatre for teen actors by running the Skybridge Academy theatre department. He has an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin. His work has been

Meet Kayla - Letters from Camp Shrewd

So many thoughts, so many feels! Kayla is Camp Shrewd's resident history buff, and voted most likely to have a Major Crush. Meet the creative team behind this character, Trey Deason and Malyssa Quiles! A message from Trey Growing up, I didn't have much of a camper personality; I'm not a sporty type. But I did go to a Summer retreat each year (as well as a Summer camp for at least one year), and though living in nature is not my ideal, I did enjoy getting away from the rest of the world for a time to reflect. For all the shit that's happening, I feel like this is a good time to similarly step back and reflect. And I'm excited to be a part of a project that allows folks to experience this st

Meet Benji - Letters from Camp Shrewd

Benji is the Camp's resident prankster! When mysterious things start happening, is Benji to blame? Or is it something else? Meet the creative team behind this character, Krysta Gonzales and Jesus Valles! A message from Krysta I am so excited to join Shrewd Productions for Letters from Camp Shrewd! At the heart of theatre is storytelling and although we can’t gather together in a darkened auditorium or huddle around a campfire, we remember how connected we truly are when we tell stories - even through the mail! The process for Letters From Camp Shrewd has had the same whimsical, collaborative energy I envision when I think of camp (I only got to go once, over a weekend in middle school).

Meet Jennifer - Letters from Camp Shrewd

Jennifer is a Camp Counselor at Camp Shrewd...she never thought she'd be back, but she's here for one last summer. Meet the creative team behind this character, Reina Hardy (lead playwright for Letters from Camp Shrewd) and Anne Hulsman! A message from Reina Everyone is so hungry for this project, me included! I love all unconventional and unusual forms of storytelling, but right now everything in my world is so digital and frictionless. Just the idea of getting something low tech, tactile and handmade to look forward to is really special. I'm jealous of everyone who gets to sign up and discover this story! Also, I teach playwriting at a camp in Michigan every summer, and we had to do it vi

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