NORMANDY RAVEN SHERWOOD
August 2014

Brooklyn, NY – Normandy is a playwright, costumer and performer. Her plays include The Golden Veil, NUNKY GRUEL, the Necrophil and Tiny Hornets, and they have been presented many places in New York, including the The Kitchen, the Ontological Hysteric Theater, 13th St. Rep and Skidmore College. She is a Co-Artistic Director of the National Theater of the United States of America (NTUSA) and has collaborated on all of this OBIE Award-winning theater collective’s shows since 2002 as writer, performer and costumer. These shows– What’s that on my HEAD!?!, Abacus Black, NTUSA’s Don Juan, Chautauqua! and The Golden Veil — have been presented in New York at venues like The Under the Radar Festival at the Public Theater, Performance Space 122 and the Chocolate Factory. The company’s recent work Chautauqua! toured the US to the Walker Arts Center, The ICA Boston and Vanderbilt University, among others. Upcoming playwriting projects include: FEATHER GATHERERS (workshop at Dixon Place, 2014 production at JACK) and Madame Lynch (with NTUSA). As a costumer, Normandy has designed productions by Mac Wellman, Jim Findlay, Young Jean Lee, Tina Satter/Half Straddle, Faye Driscoll (2009 Bessie Award for Costume Design) and more. She co-curates Little Theater @ Dixon Place and is a faculty member in New York University’s Expository Writing Program. She has been awarded residencies from The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and chashama. She earned her MFA in Playwriting at Brooklyn College. 

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