Bed tells the jagged love story of Holly, a feral musical prodigy, and Cliff, a frustrated writer/scholar, as they struggle to build a life together. The play spans 10 years in less than 90 minutes and features original songs by Sophocles Papavasilopoulos.
“It is clear that we have entered the raunchily off-kilter universe of playwright Sheila Callaghan.” –LA Weekly
“Callaghan’s writing is acerbic, observant and insightful…” –Arts Beat LA
“Playwright Sheila Callaghan’s Bed [is] captivating and involving.” –Broadway World LA
“While Callaghan’s style is theatrical, she dissects these characters and their desires with scrupulous candor, and her dialog crackles with authenticity.” –Show Mag
“Bed is layered with a bewildering, raw, sexy, ugly charm that explains nothing and yet sums up relationships in the most dazzling of ways.” –Gia On The Move
Sheila Callaghan's work has been produced at Yale Rep, Clubbed Thumb, Woolly Mammoth, New Georges, Rattestick, and CTG, among others. She's a recipient of the Princess Grace Award, a Susan Smith Blackburn Award, and the prestigious Whiting Award. She’s a founding member of 13P and The Kilroys. Her writing for Hulu’s Casual and Showtime’s Shameless has garnered Golden Globe and WGA Award nominations. Visit her at sheilacallaghan.com.