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 virtually this year. Screw Covid.

About Reina Hardy

Reina Hardy is a playwright. Her plays, which usually contain magic and sometimes contain science, have been seen across the country, including at Rorschach Theatre in DC, Shrewd Productions and the Vortex in Austin, and the NNPN National New Play Showcase. She’s a Michener Fellow, winner of the KCACTF TYA Prize, finalist for the Terrence McNally Prize and the recipient of an Interact 20/20 Commission. She can make things happen with her mind.

A message from Anne

This project is so dear to me as it reminds me of my friend Mike who worked in a book store on the Isle of Wight for a summer in the 80s. We wrote letters back/forth and enclosed trinkets to each other of our adventures that summer. (His adventures were way cooler than mine.) Each letter he sent hit me with all my senses and I think that Shannon and I wanted to have a project during this moment in history, where we could connect to an audience like that. Here’s to the little trinkets in life and I hope you love this as much as I do.

About Anne Hulsman

Anne Hulsman was last seen in Jarrott Productions FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY. She has also recently been in Hyde Park Theater’s THE ANTIPODES and En Route Theater’s production of DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE. Anne is a proud member of Shrewd, Hyde Park Theater, En Route Productions, Exchange Artists and Present Theater Company. She has also worked with Breaking String Theater, ScriptWorks, City Theater and many other incredible companies in Austin. She received a Communication degree from The University of Texas at Austin and studied Theatre at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.

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