Sherry Kramer is a playwright, whose work has been seen at theaters across the country and abroad, including the Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Yale Repertory Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York’s Second Stage and more. She is recipient of NEA, New York Foundation for the Arts and McKnight Fellowships, a New York Drama League Award and the LA Women in Theater New Play Award.
Kramer is currently working on a book about playwriting and a new play, Three Quarter Inches of Sky, which will be performed through Rude Mechs in Austin, Texas in April 2017 and at the Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas at Austin on April 20, 2017.
We asked Kramer what kind of new work excites her, and she shared with us that she enjoys:
“work that makes new meaning, work that trades in metaphor, and most of all, work that changes the way we see, both what we see, and how we see it. I believe that when we are changed by something, we become open to new understandings about ourselves and our world. We become capable of things that before were not possible.”
Kramer has an Master in Fine Arts (MFA) in Fiction and an MFA in Playwriting from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and was the first national member of New Dramatists. If she could go back in time, she would tell herself to “hold on tightly, let go lightly, trust your first impressions [and] don’t work with anyone whose initials are CR.”