Bulletins From FATLAND
A new play by Shelley Herman Gillon

Nudes by
Barbara Strandt Moreland

Shelley Herman Gillon

Photo by Susan A. Roth

Shelley Herman Gillon is a Washington, D.C.-area writer and communication coach who calls New Orleans her "country of origin."

In addition to Bulletins from FATLAND, other works include:

  • Tom to Tenn, a musical about Tennessee Williams to be work-shopped in New York in 2015. Written with Harriet McFaul Pilger and Paul D. Leavitt. www.tomtotenn.com

  • Crawling from the Ashes, a commissioned adaptation of Julia Caswell Daitch's searing 9/11memoir, Not to Worry, I'm just Collateral Damage, presented at the Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage Festival in 2010

  • Raised by the Radio, a staged reading to benefit Katrina relief at Theater J, Washington, DC, November 2005

  • A Karmic Opera, staged readings at Clark Street Playhouse, Crystal City, VA and the Writers Center's Allan Lefkovitz Theatre, Bethesda, Maryland in 2003

  • The Crawfish Oratorio monologues, produced in New Orleans as part of the acclaimed NATIVE TONGUES, series, 2000

Other commissioned works include an adaptation of the Puccini opera Turandot and A City Fairytale, a musical with and for children.

A member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Shelley has also contributed to four indie film scripts by screenwriter Anna Filameno.

Shelley is a graduate of Tulane University, Loyola University Law School and the Neighborhood Playhouse, where she studied under the legendary Sandford Meisner. She's also the Founding Artistic Director of MOONFEST www.moonfest.net, a 501(c)(3) catalyst organization promoting a celebration of the anniversary of the first lunar walk.

Shelley lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband, John J. Gillon, Jr., an attorney bio-ethicist and president of Research Integrity International, LLC.