A playwright, lyricist, children's author, television writer, and theatre producer, Eileen Bluestone Sherman wrote her first musical for young audiences for Hallmark's Coterie Theatre in 1982. Since then, her many plays entertained audiences around the country, and her books delighted readers around the world. Her novels for young adults include MONDAY IN ODESSA, INDEPENDENCE AVENUE, and THE VIOLIN PLAYERS. Perhaps, her most popular story is THE ODD POTATO, originally a picture book, adapted for stage, television, and CD.
Through the years, her work received numerous honors, including two Emmy Awards, The National Jewish Book Award, The International Reading Association's Teacher's Choice Award, and a Thorpe Menn Honorable Mention Award. Several years ago, the author received the distinct honor of being listed on Kansas City's Central Library's "Community Bookshelf," nationally acclaimed free-standing public art at Tenth and Baltimore.
Throughout the years, the playwright collaborated with many impressive creative teams. More recently, Park University received a national grant to tour her play, DEEP DARK SECRETS, a drama about teenage girls and eating disorders. No stranger to the classroom, Ms. Sherman also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Baker University where she teaches dramatic literature. In 2012, Eileen was named Outstanding Professor of the Year of the MLA Graduate Division at Baker University.
When writing new musicals, Eileen collaborates with her sister, Gail Bluestone, an award-winning composer and educator in Los Angeles.
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