Shelley Silas

Shelley Silas writes for theatre, radio and television. Shelley’s stage plays include Eating Ice Cream on Gaza Beach (NYT/Soho Theatre), Falling (The Bush), Calcutta Kosher (Southwark Playhouse, Theatre Royal Stratford East), Mercy Fine (Clean Break). Plays for Radio Four include United Kingdoms, The Trial of the Well of Loneliness, Dead Weight and Dead Cert (in Val McDermid’s comedy crime DEAD series), I am Emma Humphreys (winner 2010 Clarion Award), The Sound of Silence and Comfort Girl. Adaptations for radio include Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s novel Heat and Dust and Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet (with John Harvey). She compiled, edited and contributed to the anthology, Twelve Days (Virago). Her VR short The Turning Forest, directed by Oscar Raby, was selected for international film festivals, including London, Melbourne, Sydney, Toronto & Tribeca, as well as for Raindance, Pi Centre Montreal, Edinburgh Digital Film Festival, and I Love Transmedia Festival, Paris. Wired.com named it among its favourite pieces at Tribeca and it won the 2016 TVB Europe Award for Best Achievement in Sound (beating the Proms among others). Shelley has worked as development producer for Brazen Productions on “Ewan,” a TV series, based on The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes: The Transgender Trial that Threatened to Upend the British Establishment. Current work includes a new play for Rifco Theatre.

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