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"Del Shores is the grand master of Southern sensibilities."

Daily Variety


"Del Shores is a master of the Texas comedy."

Los Angeles Times


Del Shores has written, directed and produced successfully across studio and independent film, network and cable television as well as theatre.


STAGE: Cheatin’ (1984), Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got The Will?) (1987), Daughters of the Lone Star State (1993), Sordid Lives (1996), Southern Baptist Sissies (2000), The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife (2003) and Yellow (2010). Theatre awards and nominations: Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle, Ovation, GLAAD, Back Stage West Garland, NAACP and LA Weekly (2006 Career Achievement Award).


FILM: Daddy’s Dyin’... Who’s Got The Will? Writer/Executive Producer, (MGM); Sordid Lives Writer/Director/Producer (Regent Entertainment) – 13 festival Audience Awards, 3 Best Picture Awards, 1 Best Soundtrack Award; Blues For Willadean Writer/Director/Producer (Kestrel Films) – Shout Film Festival’s Best Narrative Audience Award; Southern Baptist Sissies (Breaking Glass Pictures) -- 15 festival awards, 9 Audience Awards;  A Very Sordid Wedding Writer/Director/Producer (9 festival awards).  Other film awards:  Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 FilmOut San Diego, Emerging Artist Award 2013 Stanley Kramer Film Festival, Pioneer Filmmaker Award 2014 B’more QFest,  

TELEVISION: Sordid Lives: The Series (Logo,Writer/Director/Producer) , Queer As Folk (Showtime, Writer/Co-Executive Producer),  Tinseltown (Logo, Pilot. Writer/Co-creator/Executive Producer), Dharma and Greg (ABC, Writer/Consulting Producer) Ned and Stacey (FBC, Writer/Producer) Mr. and Mrs. Smith (CBS, Writer/Co-Producer) The Travel Agency (CBS Pilot.  Writer/Co-creator/Executive Producer) The Wilde Girls (Showtime, Writer/Director/Executive Producer),  The Travel Agency (CBS Pilot.  Writer/Creator/Executive Producer) Harry (NBC Pilot.  Writer/Creator/Executive Producer), Live Shot, Martial Law, Touched By An Angel, Dad, The Angel and Me (Writer).


STAND-UP NATIONAL TOURS: Del Shores: My Sordid Life (2010, DVD Breaking Glass Pictures), Del Shores: Sordid Confessions (2011, DVD Breaking Glass Pictures), Del Shores: Naked.Sordid.Reality (2012, DVD Del Shores Productions), Del Shores:  My Sordid Best (2013-2014), Del Shores: SINgularly Sordid (2015-2016)


Del is represented by Cindy Mintz at The Kaplan-Stahler Agency as a writer-director, by Linda McAlister Talent as an actor and is managed by Michael Warwick for personal appearances.  His publisher for all of his plays is Samuel French, Inc.


Twitter/Instagram: @DelShores  

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