Sharai Bohannon

Sharai Bohannon

Sharai Bohannon is a playwright, theatre enthusiast, and recovering coffee addict living in Chicago, Il. Sharai Bohannon has had work produced in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas, and North Carolina. Her script, The Great Steven Stravinsky, a ten-minute play about an 11 year-old wannabe magician who learns the magic behind the baffling first crush/kiss and the joys of being an older sibling...
Sharai Bohannon is a playwright, theatre enthusiast, and recovering coffee addict living in Chicago, Il. Sharai Bohannon has had work produced in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas, and North Carolina. Her script, The Great Steven Stravinsky, a ten-minute play about an 11 year-old wannabe magician who learns the magic behind the baffling first crush/kiss and the joys of being an older sibling was published by Applause Books in 10-minute Plays for Kids (2015 Edition). Her full-length play, Craigslisted, has had 3 collegiate productions, a community theatre production at The Lantern Theatre in Conway, Arkansas, received a concert reading at KCACTF Region 6 in 2016, and received staged readings at The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre in 2016 and the Women’s Theatre Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2018.

Plays

  • The Waiting Room
    Lane and Pete try to comfort their friend, Elliot, as he waits to die. The three friends take a unique trip down memory lane as a way to cope with the serious situation they find themselves in.
  • Turndown Service
    Turndown Service is a modern farce. At its heart, the play is about friendship, romantic relationships, and how we let fear and insecurity turn us into less pleasant versions of ourselves. The show revolves around two friends, Adam and Cameron, at a failed bachelor party and Adam’s fiancé, Betty, who stumbles into a unique situation and unknowingly complicates things further. The three of them end up...
    Turndown Service is a modern farce. At its heart, the play is about friendship, romantic relationships, and how we let fear and insecurity turn us into less pleasant versions of ourselves. The show revolves around two friends, Adam and Cameron, at a failed bachelor party and Adam’s fiancé, Betty, who stumbles into a unique situation and unknowingly complicates things further. The three of them end up strengthening their relationships under these strange circumstances, while learning much more about themselves, and each other, than they ever wanted to know.
  • The Great Steven Stravinsky
    An 11 year-old wannabe magician learns the magic behind the baffling first crush/kiss and the joys of being an older sibling.
  • The Games We Play
    Written in memory of Pastor Fred Winters for Code Red Playwrights: Enough.
  • It's Always the Quiet Ones
    Andy gets a lot more than he bargained for after swiping right on Tinder. A lot more...
  • What About the Children?
    The wife of an ICE officer has had enough. Written for Protest Plays Project's #TheatreActionImmigration
  • The Devil Eats Oreos?
    Susan is worried about letting evil into the apartment. Lydia is worried that her sister, Susan, is losing her grip on reality.
  • Edmund Fitzwater Doesn’t Have Any Answers for You
    Three friends download a new app that is supposed to have answers to everything. One of the friends soon finds out the app doesn't always have the answers they hoped for.
  • Once Upon a Line
    Two friends grow closer while waiting in line for the final Harry Potter book.
  • Well That Just Happened
    It's the day of the office holiday party and Mary just ruined it.
  • Craigslisted
    A down-on-her-luck college student turns to the Craigslist personals to make a living. Her interactions lead her to find out more about other people (and herself) than she ever wanted to know.

    **New version uploaded on May 11, 2019**
  • In the End
    Emmy and Bridgette continually cross paths during the worst of times. Both are on separate missions in a city where violence runs rampant. Emmy deviates from her usual routine of comforting dying people to spend more time among the humans and to try to inspire them to get off of their pre-determined course. Meanwhile, Bridgette races the clock to find her missing sister in hopes that she can still be brought...
    Emmy and Bridgette continually cross paths during the worst of times. Both are on separate missions in a city where violence runs rampant. Emmy deviates from her usual routine of comforting dying people to spend more time among the humans and to try to inspire them to get off of their pre-determined course. Meanwhile, Bridgette races the clock to find her missing sister in hopes that she can still be brought home alive. In the End is a play that tries to make sense out of senseless death and provide some small comfort to those who grieve the fallen.

    *Seeking all Development Opportunities*

    **Uploaded fourth draft on 10/13/2019**
  • A VERY STABLE GENIUS (Co-written with Ben Brinkley, Diana Burbano, Rachael Carnes, Greg Burdick and Jordan Elizabeth Henry)
    A timeless work of staggering, unparalleled artistry. Believe me.