Wesleyan portrait of Charles  Gershman

Charles Gershman

Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing

116 Mt. Vernon Street, 302


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BA Columbia University
MA Hunter College
MFA New York University

Charles Gershman

Charles Gershman (he/they) is a Midwest-bred queer playwright/TV writer. He is a Dramatists Guild Foundation Playwriting Fellow, a 2019 Chesley/Bumbalo Playwriting Award winner, and a Relentless Award and Princess Grace Award semifinalist. His plays have been produced and developed Off Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, and in the UK, by The New Group, the Flea, 59E59 Theaters, the Lark, Theatre503, and the American Playwriting Foundation, among others. His play Free & Proud recently had an acclaimed run in the UK, where it was nominated for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award and the SIT-Up Award and called ‘One of 10 must-see queer shows in town’ (London Evening Standard). It is published by Bloomsbury. His TikTok+Oedipus+Megan Thee Stallion mashup, Oedipus, was nominated for a 2021 Drama League Award. He is a proud member of the BMI Lehman-Engel Musical Theatre Librettist Workshop. BA: Columbia University. MFA: NYU-Tisch. Representation: Susan Gurman / Gurman Agency LLC.

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4pm - 5pm Tues & Thurs (and by appointment), Shapiro 302


Fall 2021
WRCT 118F - 01
Contemp Amer Playwrit (FYS)

Spring 2022
WRCT 203 - 01
Investigative Storytelling