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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!

Brian Oglesby writes "Tay" in Letters from Camp Shrewd

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 developed at the JAW Festival, Playwrights' Week at the Lark, and the Kennedy Center, and locally at the Hyde Park Theatre. More on his work can be found at

Taylor Flanagan plays Tay in Letters from Camp Shrewd

A message from Taylor

I never could keep a journal for longer than a couple days when I was growing up. However, when one of my friends chose to do a foreign exchange year in the Netherlands, I wrote to her religiously. I ran across copies of those letters not long ago, and I was instantly transported back in time. There is just something about reading a letter. I think that is the first thing that delighted me about this project. Until we can be safely together again, I hope these letters help to transport you.

About Taylor Flanagan

Taylor Flanagan is excited to be returning to Shrewd after performing in Hold Me Well and As You Like It. Taylor is a second-year ASL interpreting student at ACC, assistant director with ImprovEd Shakespeare, Shrewd company member, and life-long theatre-maker. Some favorite past roles include: Medium Alison in Fun Home (Ground Floor, B. Iden Payne nomination), Gabrielle York in When the Rain Stops Falling (Different Stages, B. Iden Payne award), and Player 3 in a 6-person Henry V (Penfold Theatre and Violent Crown). For more information you can visit:

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