Scott R. Sheppard is an Obie award-winning theater artist and a Founding Co-Director of the Philadelphia-based theater company Lightning Rod Special (2019 Barrymore Award for Evolving Theatre Company). Recent credits: Writer of Blood Meal for Theater in Quarantine (NY Times Critics’ Pick); Lead Writer/Performer in Lightning Rod Special’s The Appointment at New York Theatre Workshop’s Next Door Series (Best of 2019 Time Out NY, NY Mag, NY Times Critics’ Pick). He was also the co-creator and performer of Underground Railroad Game, which he toured to 10 cities in 5 countries earning an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, Edinburgh Stage Award and was named by the NYTimes as one of the 25 Best Plays of the past 25 Years. Scott graduated from Pig Iron’s School for Advanced Performance Training and has collaborated on several works with Pig Iron. Scott was an Independence Foundation Fellow, a Guild Hall Resident Artist, a Bric Lab Resident, and is currently a member of Page 73’s Interstate 73 Writer’s Group.