Sheldon Wolf

SHELDON WOLF has worked in the arts his entire life. As a teenager, he was summer stock technical apprentice and then prop master at the Tappan Zee Playhouse, outside NYC. He completed his BA (Theatre-English) at Queens College (Phi Beta Kappa) and his MFA (Directing) at Brooklyn College. After working as a lighting assistant, literary manager and assorted other positions Off Broadway, he wanted to eat on a regular basis and entered the management side of theatre as an unpaid intern at the Chelsea Theater Center. Within months, he headed the marketing department there. In 1977, his play, Blizzard, was produced at the Lion Theatre in NYC. In 1979, he moved to Springfield, Massachusetts to head marketing and development at StageWest. From 1986 to 1999, he was VP of Marketing and Development at the Springfield Library and Museums, followed by top management positions at the High Museum of Art (Atlanta) and the New England Aquarium (Boston). For two years, he chaired the 1100-member Development and Membership Committee of the American Association of Museums. Presently, Sheldon is President of Advancement Company, LLC, a consulting firm based outside Philadelphia. He returned to playwriting several years ago, and among his recent projects are:

  • Vanished, a full-length play that won a prize from the Fremont Centre Theatre (CA)
  • Miracle Play, a full length play that had a reading at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013
  • Brooklyn Quartet, a series of short plays, portions of which had staged readings at the Lawrenceville (NJ) Play Festival and Philadelphia Dramatists Center. Nocturne in B-14 was produced in NYC in 2017 as part of the Prism Festival,, in Oxnard, California at the Elite Theatre and it is on tour by the DirBimah Players in New Jersey.
  • After, which had a staged reading at the Philadelphia Dramatists Center
  • And Yet, a short play produced at the Pocket Theatre (NJ) in 2014 and in 2015, directed by Steve Gaissert. Produced by evolution Theatre (Philadelphia) 2018
  • Shul had a first reading at the Springfield Massachusetts Jewish Community Center in September 2014 and a second reading in December 2014 as part of the Dramatists Guild Philly Footlights Series at the Adrienne Theatre in Philadelphia, directed by Amy Kaissar, former Managing Director of the Bristol Riverside Theatre and co-producer of the Broadway production of The Heidi Chronicles.

Shul was presented in Spring 2019 by the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company. It was named by the Star-Tribune one of the top ten plays of 2019.


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