Shelby Solla

Shelby Solla

Shelby Solla is a playwright and theatre artist located in New York City. Her plays have been workshopped at the PIT Loft, Pittsburgh New Works Festival (Runner Up: Best LabWorks Production 2018), Undiscovered Countries' Infinite! Festival, and The Lounge at Dixon Place. She has an extensive background in improv and sketch comedy, and has performed at the Upright Citizen's Bridgade's annual Del...
Shelby Solla is a playwright and theatre artist located in New York City. Her plays have been workshopped at the PIT Loft, Pittsburgh New Works Festival (Runner Up: Best LabWorks Production 2018), Undiscovered Countries' Infinite! Festival, and The Lounge at Dixon Place. She has an extensive background in improv and sketch comedy, and has performed at the Upright Citizen's Bridgade's annual Del Close Marathon in New York City. Shelby has studied playwriting at Primary Stages' Einhorn School of Performing Arts and improv at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre. She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts: Writing for the Stage from Marymount Manhattan College in 2018.

Plays

  • B.B.W.
    When 30-something Megan enlists the help of her childhood nutritionist, Marilyn - an otherworldly demon - to lose the last 20 pounds before gastric bypass surgery, she is re-submerged in the world of diet culture that she desperately hoped to leave behind. As Megan spirals back into Marilyn's world of obsession and restriction, her younger sister, Lauren, a fat fetish cam girl who fiercely opposes...
    When 30-something Megan enlists the help of her childhood nutritionist, Marilyn - an otherworldly demon - to lose the last 20 pounds before gastric bypass surgery, she is re-submerged in the world of diet culture that she desperately hoped to leave behind. As Megan spirals back into Marilyn's world of obsession and restriction, her younger sister, Lauren, a fat fetish cam girl who fiercely opposes everything Marilyn stands for, is forced to confront their demon to save her sister from falling victim to Marilyn's grotesque tactics of control once and for all.
  • Astronaut (or Frantic Action)
    It's February, 2007 and NASA astronaut, Lisa Nowak, is driving in adult diapers from Houston to Orlando to kidnap and potentially murder her ex-boyfriend's new lover. Over the course of her drive, she revisits the relationships that brought her to this infamous moment and made her a news sensation.
  • The Ladies Room
    Co-written with playwright and comedian Keira McGill and based on the research of performers in Project: Human Better, The Ladies Room takes hard-hitting women from history and forces them into a women's bathroom to duke it out over the true meanings of feminism and intersectionality in today's world. Featured figures: Carol Burnett, Frida Kahlo, Sojourner Truth, Coretta Scott King, Sarah Grimke,...
    Co-written with playwright and comedian Keira McGill and based on the research of performers in Project: Human Better, The Ladies Room takes hard-hitting women from history and forces them into a women's bathroom to duke it out over the true meanings of feminism and intersectionality in today's world. Featured figures: Carol Burnett, Frida Kahlo, Sojourner Truth, Coretta Scott King, Sarah Grimke, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Mae West, and Joan Baez.
  • A Play About Nothing
    In this gender-bent millennial Seinfeld adaptation, Julia, a 20-something stand-up comedian spends her morning filling out paperwork for an abortion in the waiting room of a Planned Parenthood, surrounded by her neurotic friends and their all-consuming personal lives.