Sheridan Merrick (she/her) is a writer, composer, filmmaker, and theatre artist based in Philadelphia whose work seeks to both reflect our current society, and inspire possibilities for a better one. She is currently acting as Assistant Director and Dramaturg for the animated feature Jawbone, and as Story Editor & Associate Producer for the documentary film project 23: The Tale of an Exoneree. 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 is a recipient of the Corzo Center Impact Grant. Sheridan has been seen as a performer at The Painted Bride Art Center, Azuka Theatre, REV Theatre Company, and in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. She acted as research assistant for the academic article “Guys” and “Dolls”: Exercises of Gender Performance to be published in Theatre Topics. Sheridan received her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of the Arts in May of 2019, where she was a recipient of the THEA Award, the competitive Ira Brind Musical Theatre Scholarship, and graduated Magna Cum Laude as an Honors Scholar.