Sunday, April 12, 2015

Doctor Who - LI Geek Adds Dalek Writer To Guest List

For those attending LI Geek this year you will be able to meet the writer of one of the best Dalek stories of NuWho Robert Sherman.  Robert Sherman will be attending on Sunday only and it should be interesting to hear him talk about writing for Doctor this year which celebrates 10 years since his story Dalek aired. The Press release is below and you can get your tickets at LI Who website.

Rob Shearman is making his first Long Island Convention Appearance at LI Geek (Sunday only).

Robert Shearman has written for television, radio and the stage. His award-winning plays include Fool to Yourself, which premiered at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 1997 and won the inaugural Sophie Winter Memorial Trust Award. Easy Laughter, which was produced in Los Angeles by Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope group and won the Sunday Times Playwriting Award. His play Coupling won the World Drama Trust Award and Binary Dreamers was given the Guinness Award for Theatre Ingenuity, in association with the Royal National Theatre. He has written many radio plays for the BBC, and his interactive drama series for them, The Chain Gang, ran for three seasons and won two Sony Awards. He has written five short story collections, and collectively they have won the World Fantasy Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and three British Fantasy Awards. He is best known as a writer for the television series Doctor Who, reintroducing fan-favorite villains the Daleks to the screen in its BAFTA winning first series in an episode nominated for a Hugo Award.

Rob comes to us via the Dirt [contained] Theatre Company who are presenting the New York premiere of EASY LAUGHTER, the Sunday Times Award-winning play written by Robert Shearman, a Shirley Jackson and World Fantasy award winning author and Hugo-nominated writer for the hit BBC series Doctor Who. The controversial satire, directed by Stephen Massaro, will open on April 30 at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory on 104 West 14th Street in Manhattan and run through May 10. Dirt [contained] co-founders Tana Sirois and Maria Swisher said EASY LAUGHTER was perhaps “more relevant today than when it was written: boldly confront ing xenophobia, extremism, state surveillance and government control.” Tickets are available at: and for more information visit:

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