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Germaine Shames

Germaine Shames

Biography

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”.

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 NYC to Washington, DC. Her new musicals, If the Spirit Moves (composer Erin Murray Quinlan) and The Manifesto (composer Nadav Amir-Himmel), premiered at Theatre Elision in 2019 and 2020 respectively​. Her eco-opera, The Bird Lady (composer Timothy Miller), was unveiled at the National Opera Center in 2021 with a full production planned for 2022. Her musical, Capri (with composer Paul Scherer), won a national search and formed part of the NJ Theatre Alliance's 2022 Festival. Naked (with composer Tareq Abuissa), a Musicals NOW and Florida Festival of New Musicals selection, will receive a workshop production in Orlando, FL later this year.

A returning playwright, Shames majored in Theatre as an under-graduate. For the past five years, she has celebrated premieres throughout the US, UK and Bangladesh. Year of Thirteen Moons won ThinkTank TYA's 2021 Playwrights Festival, and The Lost Girl Starlight Theater’s 2019 Playwriting Award. Her bio-drama, The Higher Love, winner of four workshop competitions, will be revived at Transformation Theatre as part of their 2022 season. Shames' bio-drama, Sweet Spot, Is in development at Brave New World Repertory Theatre.

It's all about love.

Website: http://germainewrites.wixsite.com/buzz
New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/2551/germaine-shames
Reviews of Note: https://youtu.be/qJ19KgDOIdA
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/germainewrites

Professional Experience

  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • TV/Film

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Lyricist
  • Bookwriter/Librettist
  • Songwriter

My Instruments

  • Voice

Software

  • GarageBand

Affiliations

  • BMI
  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

Pronouns

  • She/Her