Vanessa Shealy is a writer and actor whose full length plays include Tea in the Afternoon, American Drum Circle, and One, Two, Whatever you do. Her short plays include A Captive Audience, Cataracts, Let Me Take Care of You and Naked. Her work has been published by Estrogenius Press, Indie Theatre now, and Playscripts. She has also won awards for television writing from the Nickelodeon Writing Program and Scriptapalooza. Vanessa is a lover of the solo show and live storytelling genres and frequently performs in or curates festivals. She lives in New York City and can be found at