About Shernā Ann Phillips
Shernā Ann Phillips ("Sher-NAY") is a writer and performer born in Baltimore, Maryland and based in Atlanta, Georgia. A creative instructor and scholar, she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English at Morgan State University and teaches English 1101 within the University System of Georgia. A screenwriter, her first feature-length script, Induction, placed in the Top 15% in the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. Nicholl readers said the script was "One of the most enjoyable family dramedy road trips I’ve ever been on" . . . "The dialogue is a real delight: salty, naturalistic and often hilariously funny, in a dry way."As a playwright, she has written and/or produced two full-length stage plays: Double X and Granddaddy, two one acts: The Soda Jerk Sit-Ins and Ebb & Flow, and two short films: Petal and Sonnet to Sister. In 2015 and 2016, Shernā was commissioned by The Baltimore City Health Department Division of Aging and Care Services to write for “Waxter Wisdom,” a yearlong series that brings free plays to senior audiences each month. Her work has entertained audiences in festivals, universities and black box theaters in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City. Shernā is a board member at Strand Theater Company, Baltimore’s only women-centric theater devotedly solely to promoting women’s voices on the stage.