Connections Literary Series Reading: Playwright by Jake Shore

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Jake Shore

Jake Shore
October 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium

Jake Shore teaches courses in creative writing and literature at Wagner College. His short stories have appeared in Litro, Halfway Down the Stairs, The Pitkin Review, Calico Tiger, and Fiction365. He ghostwrote “The 87 Rules for College” for New Chapter Press. Shore’s play entitled Down the Mountain and Across the Stream won the New York International Fringe Festival’s Overall Excellence in Playwriting Award in 2013. Shore also wrote and directed Sick City Blues, which premiered at The Connelly Theater as part of the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival. Joseph Verlezza of Theatre Reviews Limited praised Sick City Blues by stating “The plot is clever and complicated…a novelty that rarely exists in today’s bombastic theatre world…It is interesting, intriguing, involved and…appears to be real.” Shore received his MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College.

In summer, 2016, Shore released a play and a novel. Playbill’s news headline states “Off-Broadway’s Holy MolyUniquely Connected to Real-Life Novel.” Broadwayworld says “The debut and simultaneous release of Holy Moly and A Country for Fibbing, an innovative multi-media experience, marks the first time a play with a correlating novel have been simultaneously released in the United States.”

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