Sally Jane Kerschen-Sheppard

Sally Jane Kerschen-Sheppard

Originally from Texas, Sally Jane Kerschen-Sheppard received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Long Island University, and an M.A. in Theatre from Oklahoma State University. She is the author of Lunch Date and Last Inning (both published by Heuer Publishing, LLC), East Harlem, The Crazy Side of Normal, It’ll Do, Subsistence, and several other short plays. In addition, she...
Originally from Texas, Sally Jane Kerschen-Sheppard received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Long Island University, and an M.A. in Theatre from Oklahoma State University. She is the author of Lunch Date and Last Inning (both published by Heuer Publishing, LLC), East Harlem, The Crazy Side of Normal, It’ll Do, Subsistence, and several other short plays. In addition, she has taught playwriting at Oklahoma State University. Sally Jane is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.

Plays

  • Blooming Cactus
    Blooming Cactus is a full-length comedy about senior citizens smuggling prescription medication across the US/Mexico border. Gran and her friends at the Blooming Cactus Independent Living Center in Yuma, Arizona, run a little side business smuggling prescriptions across the border. When her grandson, Joey, comes to visit, Gran enlists him to help her grow the business into something more lucrative and daring...
    Blooming Cactus is a full-length comedy about senior citizens smuggling prescription medication across the US/Mexico border. Gran and her friends at the Blooming Cactus Independent Living Center in Yuma, Arizona, run a little side business smuggling prescriptions across the border. When her grandson, Joey, comes to visit, Gran enlists him to help her grow the business into something more lucrative and daring. As the money starts to multiply, so do the risks. How far will they go to protect their profits and themselves?
  • Subsistence
    In the midst of a world-wide economic apocalypse, three siblings reunite at their family farm in Texas believing it will be their best chance for survival. As they are forced to live and work together, the family's reaction to their self-isolation causes old conflicts to come to the surface, and their internal struggles clash with the need to protect themselves from the outside world.
  • It'll Do
    Neve Blanco has been living in the same roadside no-tell motel her entire life. She does her best to run the motel and take care of her ailing, resentful stepmother, but when her property taxes suddenly go up, she fears she will lose the only home she's ever known. When Will Brend, the popular golden boy from high school, reappears after ten years, Neve believes he has the power to rescue her from her...
    Neve Blanco has been living in the same roadside no-tell motel her entire life. She does her best to run the motel and take care of her ailing, resentful stepmother, but when her property taxes suddenly go up, she fears she will lose the only home she's ever known. When Will Brend, the popular golden boy from high school, reappears after ten years, Neve believes he has the power to rescue her from her circumstances. But Will is not the prince charming he once was, and as he tries to find redemption, Will discovers that he can't even rescue himself, let alone anyone else. Neve is forced to face the reality of her situation, and sets out to forge her own path.
  • Gold and Cocaine
    Woody and Roy Lynn, two hicks from the middle of nowhere, try to rob a safe in their local dentist's office. It ought to be easy (after all, they've seen dozens of heist movies), but they soon realize that cracking a safe is a lot harder than it looks. Especially after the laughing gas and Percocet get involved. When Dr. Ralph, the dentist, shows up unexpectedly, Woody and Roy Lynn discover that...
    Woody and Roy Lynn, two hicks from the middle of nowhere, try to rob a safe in their local dentist's office. It ought to be easy (after all, they've seen dozens of heist movies), but they soon realize that cracking a safe is a lot harder than it looks. Especially after the laughing gas and Percocet get involved. When Dr. Ralph, the dentist, shows up unexpectedly, Woody and Roy Lynn discover that their get-rich-quick scheme is far more complicated than they ever anticipated.
  • Chemistry
    In the early 1970s, two lonely and awkward young chemists meet in a lab. As they conduct their experiments, they talk about their families, unmet expectations, and their lack of friends. As they search for connection, the two chemists make a dramatic and spontaneous decision that will alter the rest of their lives.
  • Last Inning
    A mother and daughter are the last fans standing at a 22-inning game between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1989. As they wait for the game to finally end, they begin to realize that another important ending is happening as well - the end of childhood.
  • Lunch Date
    A young woman has lunch on a park bench with the man of her dreams, or so she believes. He’s perfect in every way - good looking, ambitious, socially conscious and smart. As their conversation progresses, however, the image she has in her head of the perfect man looks less and less like the man sitting next to her. She discovers that Mr. Right isn’t right for her after all.