Championing unique perspectives and emerging artists, Shrewd Productions is focused on women's voices, new plays, and work developed though a collaborative artistic approach. We are committed to creating high-quality theatrical experiences that are thoughtful, provocative, and entertaining, featuring the work of female and LGBT artists as we seek to provide a broader array of voices in American theatre and for Austin audiences.
Shrewd has been honored by 42 nominations and multiple awards from the Austin Critic's Table, B. Iden Payne Committee and Austin Theatre Examiner and inclusion on multiple “Best Of” lists in the Austin Chronicle. We are proud to be a member of the Austin New Works Theatre Community, building Austin's professional theatre community devoted to the development of original work.
Recent productions include the world premieres/first productions of Reina Hardy's Glassheart, Jenny Connell Davis' The Dragon Play and Beth Burns' The Long Now as well as critically lauded productions of Charles Mee's Big Love directed by Robert Faires at the Long Center, and Joshua Conkel’s multi-award winning MilkMilkLemonade. Previous Shrewd productions include the world premieres of Monika Bustamante's Io: a myth about you and Stillborn: a bedtime story, and Cyndi Williams' Where Are They Now?; regional premieres of Kidnapped by Craigslist by Katie Goan and Nitra Gutierrez and Trash Anthems by Dan Dietz; and original collaborations Cheater, Feast of Foolsand Xmas Unwrapped.