Sheridan Merrick (she/her) is an interdisciplinary theatre artist based in Philadelphia whose work seeks to create soul-touching story experiences that both reflect our current society, and inspire possibilities for a better one. She recently acted as Assistant Director for the Philly Theatre Week reading of Untitled Raccoon Play, and as Dramaturg for Theatre Horizon’s production of Head Over Heels. Her original, episodic immersive play Project Sunshine was produced at The Perch Studio in Philadelphia this fall. Red & Black, the musical she co-conceived with Nick Hatcher, was produced in the 2020 Polyphone Festival of New Musicals, was a finalist for The Civilians' 2020-2021 R&D Group, and will be seen in Theatre On the Verge's New Musical Festival this spring. Sheridan has been seen as a performer at The Painted Bride Art Center, REV Theatre Company, and in the Philadelphia & Prague Fringe Festivals. She graduated with her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of the Arts in 2019, where she received the THEA Award. Sheridan is a part of PlayPenn’s 2023 Playwright Cohort, and was a recipient of the Corzo Center Impact Grant alongside Nick Hatcher and the Leeway Art & Change grant with Gene Farbe, in partnership with WOAR - Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence.