Sheldon Scott is currently performing in Shrimp & Griots at fallFringe. It is about a sweet boy’s story of the bitter South and the animated characters informing his coming-of-age. The one-man show is directed by Nancy Camp. He has two more performances left. Today, Friday at 8:45 pm and Saturday at 2:15 pm. This show contains profanity and is recommended for adults only.
MDTG: Tell me about yourself.
SS: I’m a recovering psychotherapist who currently works in the restaurant industry.
MDTG: What is ‘Shrimp and Griots’ about?
SS: Shrimp & Griots is coming-of-age storytelling narrative of a sissy boy from the south and the characters who surround him.
MDTG: What got you into storytelling?
SS: On recommendation from a teacher, I did an open mic at SpeakEasy DC Storytelling Theatre back in 2006.
MDTG: What do you want audiences to walk away with after seeing Shrimp and Griots?
SS: Shrimp & Griots is story of self-acceptance, the challenge of identity. I would hope the audiences will walk away with a sense of the times they met those challenges and a insight into a childhood that has proven to be uniquely productive.
MDTG: What other projects are you working on?
SS: Currently researching for a dramatic piece based on the search for the legendary Sasquatch. Also recently started a performance art platform called, “Animals & Fire.”