Germaine Shames, a Kilroys List playwright and recipient of her state’s Literary Fellowship in Fiction, is author of the award-winning novels, Between Two Deserts and You, Fascinating You. Writing under the pen name Casper Silk (Hotel Noir, Echo Year), she has been compared to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Graham Greene and P.D. James “on steroids”.
For the past five years, Shames has celebrated premieres in New York City, Chicago and Minneapolis. As a librettist and lyricist, Shames collaborates with world-class composers in musical theatre, opera, choral and popular music. Her songs have been performed in a range of venues from Paris to Washington, DC.
It's all about love.
Visit Germaine on the New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/2551/germaine-shames
Reviews of Note: https://youtu.be/qJ19KgDOIdA
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MORE ABOUT ME
As a former novelist, story is at the core of all I create. I write listening for the still, small voice and trust it to deliver a message at once gut-honest and ennobling. I tell stories that open hearts and minds, make issues achingly and inescapably personal, and don’t let go. This has been true the whole of my writing career, whether reporting from a combat zone, crafting a novel, or writing for the screen.
Theatre has given me a creative home and caring community where I may realize my vision of a possible world. Nothing stirs me as deeply as the current of shared excitement that runs through a live audience when a play is working its magic.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
A play about altruism in the wild and at home, a musical about Margaret Mead's maiden voyage to Samoa, an opera about humans' connection to birds... I could go on. The well is deep.
social justice, environmental justice, dramedy, musical, opera, site-specific, historical, adaptation, coming-of-age, gender parity, strong women's roles, over-40 roles, BIPOC, LGBTQ, multicultural, family, political, librettist-lyricist