Del Shores

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Del Shores
Born (1957-12-03) December 3, 1957 (age 56)
Winters, Texas
Occupation Film director, writer

Del Shores (born December 3, 1957, in Winters, Texas) is an American film director and producer, television writer and producer, playwright and actor.

Biography[edit]

The first play Shores wrote was Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will? which saw a 1987 debut in Los Angeles. The comedic play was adapted for the 1990 film Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will?.[1] Shores wrote the screenplay and executive produced the feature.[2]

Perhaps Shores' best known play is his fourth, "Sordid Lives", which debuted in 1996 in Los Angeles. The comedy centered around the Texan Ingram family and touched on LGBT themes. In 1999 Shores wrote and directed the screen version of Sordid Lives. Eight years later Shores produced 12 prequel episodes of Sordid Lives: The Series which aired on American LGBT-interest cable channel Logo.

In 2010, Shores debuted his play "Yellow" at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywoood.

Shores has two daughters Caroline and Rebecca from a previous marriage to Kelley Alexander. He married his partner and co-producer Jason Dottley in 2003 and they remarried in a state where same-sex weddings are recognized in 2008.[3] In 2011 Shores announced on his Facebook page that he and Dottley were divorcing.[4]

Works[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will?
    • 1987 LA Weekly Theater Awards Best Production (Win)
      • Best Playwriting (Win)
    • For 10 Year Anniversary Revival - 1997 Robby Awards
      • Best Production (Nomination)
      • Best Director (Nomination)
  • Sordid Lives
    • Drama-Logue Awards
      • Best Production (Win)
      • Best Playwriting (Win)
      • Best Direction (Win)
    • LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards
      • Best World Premiere (Nomination)
    • LA Weekly Awards
      • Best Direction (Nomination)
      • Best Playwriting (Nomination)
    • GLAAD Media Awards
      • Outstanding LA Theatre Production (Nomination)
    • Robby Awards
      • Best Production (Nomination)
      • Best Director (Nomination)
      • Best Playwriting (Nomination)
  • Cheatin'
    • Drama-Logue Awards
      • Best Ensemble (Win)
    • For African American Revival - 1997 NAACP Theater Awards
      • Best Direction (Nomination)
      • Drama-Logue Awards Best Direction (Win)
  • Southern Baptist Sissies
    • 2001 GLAAD Media Awards
      • Outstanding LA Theatre Production (Win)
    • 2000 LA Weekly Awards
      • Best Direction (Win)
    • 2000 Back Stage West Garland Awards
      • Best Playwriting (Win)
    • 2000 Robby Awards
      • Best Production (win)
      • Best Director (Win)
      • Best Playwriting (Win)
  • Sordid Lives
    • Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival
      • Best Feature
    • L.A. Outfest
      • Audience Award Outstanding Soundtrack
    • New York International Independent Film & Video Festival
      • Best Feature Film
    • Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
      • Audience Award Best Feature
  • The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife
    • 2003 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
      • Best Production (Win)
      • Best World Premiere (Win)
    • LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards (2003)
      • Best World Premiere (Nomination)
      • Best Director (Nomination)
    • NAACP Theatre Awards
      • Best Production (Win)
      • Best Playwright (Win)
      • Best Director (Nomination)
    • Back Stage West Garland Awards
      • Best Production (Win)
      • Best Playwright (Win)
      • Best Direction (Win)
      • Best Music (Lyrics) (Nomination)
    • LA Weekly Awards
      • Best Playwright (Win)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canby, Vincent (August 17, 1990). "Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will" (1990) Review/Film; Sibling Rivalries, Old and New". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Delshores.net
  3. ^ "Del Shores' Sordid Lives Coming to Television", Towelroad.com, 2007-07-30, retrieved 2007-09-11 
  4. ^ Del Shores Announces Divorce
  5. ^ Mitchell, Marilyn. "Del Shores He’s sharing ‘Sordid Confessions’ on the road". Desert Entertainer. Palm Desert Entertainer. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ Palm Springs Walk of Stars by date dedicated

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