Sheila Cowley

Sheila Cowley is a playwright and audio producer based in St. Petersburg.

Current projects include collaborative work with choreographers Helen Hansen French and Paula Kramer. . . The Burlesque Astronomy Play about women, science and art. . . plays onstage in Charleston, Austin, NYC, Dubai and Sydney. . . and new plays involving movement, sound, music, gender roles, warfare and aging.

Sheila Cowley is a 2018 Creative Pinellas Professional Artist Fellow and was chosen by the St Pete Arts Alliance as the city’s 2018 Literary Muse.

Her play Flying, about women who flew military planes in WWII, was featured in new play festivals in Chicago, Austin, the Piccolo Spoleto and American Stage’s 21st Century Voices Festival. Flying was produced in upstate New York, followed by a co-production with Tampa Rep and The Studio@620 that made Creative Loafing’s list of “The 10 Best Arts, Culture and Entertainment-y Things of 2017” and the Creative Pinellas feature, “2017 Best in Shows – A Year of Creative Collaboration.”

Sheila and her husband Matt produce audio tours for The Dalí Museum and created the Accessible Audible SHINE Mural Tour for the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, with vivid descriptions geared for visually-impaired visitors.

Sheila produces Arts In, the Creative Pinellas podcast series of conversations with visual, literary and performing artists.



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