Sherry Kramer’s plays have been produced here and abroad and include David’s RedHaired Death, When Something Wonderful Ends, The Wall of Water, and Three Quarter Inches of Sky. Her work is centered in the personal is political, and speaks to the power of class and money and charity: The Bay of Fundy, How Water Behaves; the power of a conservative press to distort and sway a people and a country: The Ruling Passion; the power of the beauty myth: A Thing of Beauty; and the power of anti-Semitism: Ivanhoe, MO.
Her awards include the L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award, a National McKnight, The Jane Chambers Award, an NEA, and a NYFA. She taught regularly in the MFA programs of The Michener Center for Writers, UT Austin, the Iowa Playwrights’ Workshop, where she has served as head of the workshop, and currently teaches playwriting at Bennington College. She was the first national member of New Dramatists.
Her book Writing for Stage and Screen: Creating a Perception Shift in the Audience will be published by Bloomsbury in July, 2023.
NEW PLAYS BY
THREE QUARTER INCHES OF SKY
The doctors said Trula’s 95-year-old father’s memory was fading, and in two years he’d have to be in memory care. So Trula moved him in with her. It’s worked out fine—in some ways. He watches old movies all day, and Trula loves watching them with him when she can. But year after year, his memory isn’t getting worse. On the one hand, that’s wonderful. And on the other hand? Trula has another problem. And it’s not just that her father will eat only chicken pot pies and they’ve stopped making the one brand he will eat.
THE BAY OF FUNDY
May eats dinner every night on the most valuable, storied antique table in the world. But her husband wants to sell it. A troubled marriage, a mysterious malaise, and where is all that water coming from? A play about American money and the American dream of a table big enough to feed the world.