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Molly Louise Shepard


Molly Louise Shepard is a published dramatic author, Off-Off-Broadway playwright and produced screen writer.

Molly's two act Southern Gothic piece, TABULA RASA went Off-Off-Broadway as produced by Judith Shakespeare Co., NYC at the Phil Bosakowski Theatre at the Primary Stages in New York City. "The lyricism and spirituality of TABULA RASA resembled an August Wilson play" says the OFF-OFF-BROADWAY REVIEW. The DALLAS EXAMINER says of Molly and TABULA RASA, "She's a Southern Gothic writer, reminiscent of Faulkner...[Mary] Beth Henley; and Tennessee Williams. In great company. Molly Louise Shepard has truly written a 'gem'." An excerpt from Molly's short play, DOG is published internationally in BEST MEN'S MONOLOGUES OF 1998, Smith & Kraus, Inc. (6/99.) Molly's screenplay of that same piece, DOG, won a grant from ICTN, and then later went to the USA Film Festival and was featured on PBS (Dallas).

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Molly received her B.A. in Theatre from The University of Texas at Dallas, graduating in three years on the Dean's list, when she was only 21. Molly's work has been produced in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and New Orleans. Molly's work has received wonderful reviews and notices in: THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE; THE AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN; THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS; THE DALLAS OBSERVER; THE DALLAS TIMES HERALD; THE FORT WORTH STAR TELEGRAM; THE NEW ORLEANS CLARION HERALD; THE NEW ORLEANS TIMES PICAYUNE; THE DAILY NEWS; AMERICAN THEATRE, and others.

References and reviews available upon request.

Update! Fall of 2007, Molly has been offered a book deal with a trade publisher. More details to follow!


What have they been up to?

Molly moved with her family to Los Angeles a week after 9/11. In 2003, she married Dan Berke. Molly has been the Developmental Editor for the Autumn Leaves' DESIGNING WITH and QUOTE, UNQUOTE books for five years. March of 2008, she is beginning a new editorial position with a major publisher. (In the 90s, Molly was Senior Photo Editor with Harcourt Brace. Prior to that she was a Permissions Correspondent for Holt, Rinehart and Winston.) Molly and Dan live near the beautiful Toluca Lake area, a stone's throw from the Disney, Warner Brothers, DIC and Nickelodeon Studios. Recently, Molly became a member of the Unknown, and is enjoying delving into her playwrighting. She is re-examining some of her early works, and concurrently writing a ghost story regarding the mysterious death of Thelma Todd, and has finished Act I. She has also begun to write a musical. Molly signed a book deal with a trade publisher, more information about that publication coming out fall of 2008. Molly has written the first draft of a children's book. All this done in all her free time in her off hours, of course!

Molly's daughter Madison is also a professional theatre person in Los Angeles. She has worked at several major theatrical venues in Hollywood, both as an actress and a technical person, but also in contracts, as well. Madison also went to London and Paris for a month February of 2006. Spring of 2007, she settled happily into her own groovy little bachelorette pad in L.A. By the audition process, Madison got into a major drama school in London, and will move to England in the fall of 2008! Post 9/11, Madison attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. While in high school, Madison also was a peer facilitator for teen outreach in the runaway community in Hollywood for L.A. Shanti for several years. She also was Winter Formal Princess for her High School her freshman year. Madison is an indie film maker in her own right, in 2001, her film, BLACK LIPSTICK was shown at the Long on Shorts at the Horchow at the Dallas Museum of Art, as well as at Vistas and the Deep Ellum Def2 Film Festival in Dallas. Spring 2006 Madison visited London and Paris. She attended Central School of Speech and Drama in London in 2008 and 2009. At present, she's back in Los Angeles, pursuing her acting career.


We would love to know you visited: Molly Lou's Guestbook

E-mail: mollylou12@gmail.com

Los Angeles, California, United States

(Website updated: 07/06/07. Contact by email for information on past webpages and links.)

Interesting fact: Through her paternal Grandfather, Corey Bone Shepard, Molly is a decendent of the de Bohun line, French aristocracy...who later changed their name to Bone as they migrated to England, Scotland, Ireland, and then finally, America. Check out these interesting books about the family:

The History of Bone Family of America.

Are you a de Bohun? You can buy the books now, too!

(Want more info. about the de Bohuns? Go here!)


Photography/content for this page copyright (c) 2007 by Molly Berke.

Quote du Jour: Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. - Oscar Wilde


Fun facts: Molly is a fifth generation, native Texan. Molly went to high school with Rick Linklater. Molly's grandmother was born in Archer City, Texas, the site of the "Last Picture Show" theater. Molly's play, TABULA RASA was shown in excerpt for a fund raiser to rebuild the actual "Last Picture" show theater in Archer City in the late 1990s. Molly's daughter Madison's father is film actor SaMi Chester (CONTACT, et al.)



Special Update: In a past life, Molly was a Jazz singer...

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GUESS WHAT? Molly has a brand new webpage! (Or two...)

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CURRICULUM VITAE - MAJOR WORKS OF LITERATURE READ (Partial)

FICTION:

DANTE'S INFERNO

THE ILIAD

THE ODYSSEY

THE PROPHET

WUTHERING HEIGHTS

WASHINGTON SQUARE

MOLL' FLANDERS

FRANKENSTEIN

ANNA KARENINA

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

JANE EYRE

COUSIN BETTE

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

OF HUMAN BONDAGE

LOVE

DAVID COPPERFIELD

OLIVER TWIST

OLD MAN AND THE SEA

TORTILLA FLAT

CANNERY ROW

GRAPES OF WRATH

GONE WITH THE WIND

INSIDE DAISY MILLER

THE SUN ALSO RISES

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

THE GREAT GATSBY

TROPIC OF CANCER

TROPIC OF CAPRICORN

CATCHER IN THE RYE

100 YEARS OF SOLITUDE

THINNER

MISERY

LONESOME DOVE

THE COLOR PURPLE

THE THORN BIRDS

ORIGINAL SIN

THE VAMPIRE LESTAT

INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE

DUNE

...and others...


CHILDREN'S LITERATURE READ:

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF LEWIS CARROLL

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF A.A. MILNE

AMERICAN GIRL ADDY COLLECTION

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

SELECTED WORKS OF TOMMY PAOELA

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH

THE HARDY BOY AND NANCY DREW MYSTERIES

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF DR. SUESS

...and more...


PLAYS:

OEDIPUS

CLEOPATRA

ANTIGONE

MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA

AGAMEMNON

THE FROGS

THE BACCHAE

TROJAN WOMEN

CALIGULA

FLEA IN HER EAR

EVERYMAN

THE MISANTHROPE

HAMLET

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

THE TEMPEST

RICHARD II

RICHARD III

MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM

MACBETH

ROMEO AND JULIET

TAMING OF THE SHREW

HENRY IV

THE BALD SOPRANO

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST

TIME OF YOUR LIFE

THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT

PEER GYNT

MISS JULIE

GHOSTS

THE SEA GULL

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

LA RONDE

MAN AND SUPERMAN

MAJOR BARBARA

THE TYPEWRITER

WAITING FOR GODOT

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN

GOOD WOMAN OF SETZUAN

THE BOYFRIEND

THE TWO CHARACTER PLAY

NIGHT OF THE IGUANA

STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

END GAME

NO EXIT

ORPHEE

BLOOD WEDDING

THE EMPEROR JONES

THE BLACKS

LOOK BACK IN ANGER

INHERIT THE WIND

THE ICEMAN COMETH

THREE PENNY OPERA

THREE SISTERS

GHOST SONATA

J.B.

OKLAHOMA

EQUUS

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

GLASS MENAGERIE

DEATH OF A SALESMAN

THE FALL

AFTER THE FALL

BUS STOP

STAGE DOOR

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK

KENNEDY'S CHILDREN

COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME...JIMMY DEAN...

COMPANY

TRUE WEST

FOOL FOR LOVE

BABY WITH THE BATHWATER

CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS

THE FOREIGNER

CRIMES OF THE HEART

'NIGHT MOTHER...to name a few...


SHORT STORIES:

THE RED PONY

A ROSE FOR EMILY


SCREENPLAYS:

PULP FICTION

POETRY:

SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS

COLLECTED WORKS OF GWENDOLYN BROOKS

AND STILL I RISE -- MAYA ANGELOU

COLLECTED WORKS OF BYRON, KEATS, SHELLY, TENNYSON

LEAVES OF GRASS

ANCIENT MARINER

THE BONE RING

SELECTED AND VARIOUS POEMS BY: RICH, ENDO, CUMMINGS, COWPER, ATWOOD, SAGEL, GREENBURG, CASSITY, BUKOWSKI, SEXTON, HARDY, PLATH, CRANE, ORTIZ, HARDY, FROST, QUINTANA, CREELY SPENSER, AUDE, ST. VINCENT, MILLAY, FLANDERS, BROWNING, POUND, BERGER, NICKERSON, HEANY, BASHO, WRIGHT, TOOMER, OWNE, PIERCY, DONNE, GINSBERG, COLERIDGE, MOMADAY, HERRICK, NASH, CULLEN, et al.


NON FICTION:

CHARIOTS OF THE GODS

HENRY AND JUNE

THE BIBLE

THE MEMOIRS OF ANAIS NIN

BIOGRAPHY, TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

BIOGRAPHY, NELL GUINN

DOWN THE SANTA FE TRAIL AND INTO MEXICO

SPIRITS IN AMERICA

LEGENDS: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MARILYN MONROE

GARDENER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES

CULTURE OF NARCISSM

EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY

LONE STAR

C'EST LA VIE

LITERATURA Y CULTURA

ZELDA

MARLENA

CHAPLIN

MOMMY DEAREST

HOLLYWOOD BABYLON, I & II

HAUNTED HOLLYWOOD

HOLLYWOOD HAUNTED

CITIES AND IMMIGRANTS

EDIE

...and more

Thanks for the visit!

Molly


Main page: http://mollylou.tripod.com

Phone: 568-2009


mollylouiseshepard@hotmail.com

United States