Julian Sheppard. Julian Sheppard's play Buicks was produced by the Underwood Theater; the production received two Drama Desk nominations, including one for Outstanding Play. In 2007, Los Angeles was produced at the Flea Theater in New York. Other plays have been produced in New York at Soho Rep, Miranda Theatre, Blue Heron Arts Center, the Lincoln Center Directors' Lab at the Salon, Juilliard, The Cherry Lane Alternative, MCC Performance Lab, New York Performance Works, and Nada; his work has also been developed at numerous theaters, including New York Theatre Workshop, New York Stage & Film, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, MCC, WPA, Rattlestick, Bat Theatre Company, and the Workhouse Theatre.
Regionally, his plays have been produced by the Barrington Stage Company and the Pacific Resident Theatre, and his play Whatever was produced in South Africa. Other full-length plays include Love and Happiness, Roommates, Keys, and From Now On. Mr. Sheppard has been a resident at the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, Blue Mountain Center, and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. He has twice received the Le Comte de Nouy Award and four times has been a finalist for the Actor Theatre of Louisville's Heideman Award -- for Rollie & Fitch, Everything Else, Smile and You Are My Butterfly. Mr. Sheppard is a member of MCC Theatre's Playwrights Coalition, and is a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwrights program at the Juilliard School.