Germaine Shames, 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”.
A returning playwright, Shames majored in Theatre as an under-graduate. For the past five years, she has celebrated premieres in New York City, Chicago and Minneapolis. Recently, her adaptation, The Lost Girl, won Starlight Theater’s 2019 Playwriting Award. Her new musicals, If the Spirit Moves and The Manifesto, will premiere at Theatre Elision in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Her bio-drama, The Higher Love, winner of three workshop competitions, will premiere in Phoenix as part of Now and Then Creative Company’s 2020 season.
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. She is proud to mentor teen playwrights at her state theatre.
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YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/germainewrites
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