Pearl Cleage and Crystal Fox in rehearsal for the 2015 production of Blues for an Alabama Sky.

Janece Shaffer

Janece is a nationally produced, award-winning playwright, and The Geller Girls marks her fifth world premiere at the Alliance Theatre. Other Alliance credits include Broke (Gene-Gabriel Moore Best New Play Award), Managing Maxine (Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award; produced at the Asolo Repertory Theatre and Human Race Theatre), Bluish, and He Looks Great in a Hat. Shaffer’s Brownie Points (Gene-Gabriel Moore Best New Play Award) debuted at Theatrical Outfit and went on to Seattle’s Taproot Theater and Lamb’s Players Theatre in San Diego. Shaffer is working on her first musical, aptly named Bliss, which will be presented in a workshop in New York in spring 2014. When not busy writing on her screened porch in Decatur, Shaffer is the senior editor of the Womenetics. A special thanks to the Alliance Theatre and to all those she calls family. 

Director of Communications, The NAMES Project Foundation

Roles for Janece Shaffer


Moby Dick Photo

In an effort to cater to the busy theatre patron with the full schedule, here are five reasons why you should strongly consider spending an afternoon or evening on the Pequod.

Bill Nunn - Blues for an Alabama Sky

Alliance Theatre Playwright in Residence Pearl Cleage remembers her friend and colleague, actor Bill Nunn (Do the Right Thing, Spider Man), who starred as Sam in her world premiere production, Blues for an Alabama Sky.

The Alliance Teen Ensemble has the opportunity to see and review each production during the season. See their responses to "Ugly Lies the Bone."



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