Del Shores

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Del Shores
Del Shores in Nashville.jpg
Born (1957-12-03) December 3, 1957 (age 61)
Winters, Texas, United States
OccupationFilm director, writer

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

Biography[edit]

The first play Shores wrote was Cheatin' which premiered in 1984 in Los Angeles at The MainStage Theatre. His second play Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will? saw a 1987 debut in Los Angeles at Theatre/Theater, running twenty-two months to critical acclaim. 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 on 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 with a much anticipated sequel 'A Very Sordid Wedding' premiering in 2016 with a mixture of the film and series cast, with Levi Kreis, Emerson Collins, Katherine Bailess, T. Ashanti Mozelle, Dale Dickey, Whoopi Goldberg, Alec Mapa and Carole Cook joining the cast.

In 2010, Shores debuted his play "Yellow" at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood. During that time, Shores lost his Hollywood Hills home to foreclosure.[3] The play was his most critically acclaimed play, winning Best Production of the Year and Best Original Play from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC).

Shores has two daughters Caroline and Rebecca from a previous marriage to Kelley Alexander.

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)
  • In 2006, Shores received a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.[4][5]

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 Archived 2008-11-21 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "The Dark Side of Del Shores". Advocate.com. 11 June 2010.
  4. ^ Mitchell, Marilyn. "Del Shores He's sharing 'Sordid Confessions' on the road". Desert Entertainer. Palm Desert Entertainer. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
  5. ^ "Palm Springs Walk of Stars by date dedicated" (PDF). Web.archive.org. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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