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August 13th - 15th, 2021

Flagler College - Lewis Auditorium


What is shepardfest

Playwright, Poet, Novelist, Actor, Musician, Filmmaker

Sam Shepard was named “the greatest American playwright of his generation” by New York Magazine. He wrote screenplays, novels and more than 40 plays as well as appeared in more than 50 films in a career spanning half a century.  He won 10 Obie Awards for writing and directing, the most won by any writer or director.


Shepardfest is the 1st annual festival celebrating this American artist, exploring and reexamining his life and work by bringing together theatre professionals, academics, students, and the public. 


Shepardfest is presented by Flagler College and sponsored by a grant of the Tourist Development Council of the St. Johns County Cultural Council.


OUr Mission

Shepardfest is a new annual festival where theatrical professionals, academics, students, and the public can come together to celebrate and explore the life and works of the great American playwright and actor, Sam Shepard. 


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