Shelly Gustavson

From sci-fi adaptations of Shakespeare, to dramas inspired by the ancient Greeks, Shelley Gustavson integrates her rural Iowa upbringing, and a background in cultural anthropology and theater, with character-driven independent dramas. Her scripts have been honored as Nicholl and Stage 32 quarterfinalists; Bitch List and Half The World Literati Prize honorees; Screencraft finalists, and second-rounders for Sundance and Austin. Active in the screenwriting community, she volunteers as a Happy Hour representative for The Blacklist in Chicago. An experienced actor and theater production manager, Shelley is also an educator and anthropologist, working over 15 years in museum exhibit development. Twitter: @shelleygusto