Cheryldee Huddleston


Playwright, Playwriting Instructor and Writing Coach

PhD, University of Georgia, 2010
Specialties & Research Areas: Playwriting


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Cheryldee’s dissertation, The Dancer Re-Turns as the Photograph is Re-Called: The Performative Memory of Vaslav Nijinsky in L’Après Midi d’un Faune was nominated for Dance Journal’s Best Dance Research Award in 2011. Since moving back to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2013, Cheryldee has taught at the Playwrights Foundation, one of the top six new play development centers in the country; there she has continued to develop a uniquely intuitive approach to playwriting inspired by Michael Chekhov’s psychological gesture and imaginary character principles. In July 2014, her new play, Buffalo Bones [or Light Up The Night, A Silent Movie], featuring distinguished Native American actor Michael Horse in a rare stage performance, was read at the Dramatists Guild SF Footlights series. In September, she was a panelist at the Eugene O’Neill Festival at Tao House, discussing “The Art of the Escape” as it related to the works of both O’Neill and Tennessee Williams. She was a reader of submitted plays for the upcoming Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's David Mark Cohen Award, and has been invited to be a Program Contributor, offering private classes at the 2015 AROHO (A Room of Her Own) retreat. Cheryldee currently is a graduate writing coach at the Naval Postgraduate School in beautiful Monterey, California.