Baring It All with Call Me Adam Podcast Interview
Season 4: Episode 11:
Sordid Lives Creator
Wounded by Jiggs Burgess
I have been fortunate to interview Del Shores (Sordid Lives Creator) multiple times throughout the years.
After working in the entertainment industry for more than three decades as a Director, Producer, and Writer, Del is finally making his NYC theatrical directorial debut with Jiggs Burgess' play Wounded.
I am so excited to catch up with Del because I always have great conversations with him.
In this interview, Del Shores is Baring It All with Call Me Adam about:
- Making his NYC theatrical directorial debut
- One thing he hasn't done because something or someone got in the way
- One path his life took that he would like to put on full display
- Working with Whoopi Goldberg & Caroline Rhea
- An update on the Sordid Lives Franchise
- So much more
*The video version of this interview is available to watch here*
Wounded, by Jiggs Burgess, is about a repressed nobody who thinks of himself as somebody. An addict. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? played out between hummingbirds. And a pussy eating dog. This is Wounded. Carrol could’ve been somebody, after all his book, The Crimson Valise, was made into a movie. Yet somehow Carrol’s unhealed past, and an aging mother, got in the way. On the other hand, Carrol’s classmate, Robert, was smart and driven. Went to one of the best private universities in the country on scholarship. But his damage led him down the path of addiction and eventually prison. In this darkest of comedies, the bleak paths our lives can lead us down are on full display. ***Warning: Recommended for adult audiences. Contains language of a sexual and violent nature.***
Wounded plays at the Soho Playhouse as part of the International Fringe Encore Series from January 24-February 11, 2024.
More on Del Shores:
Del Shores is the writer/director/producer of the films Sordid Lives, Blues for Willadean, Southern Baptist Sissies and A Very Sordid Wedding. He wrote and executive produced the MGM feature Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got The Will?
His plays Cheatin’, Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got The Will?), Daughters of the Lone Star State, Sordid Lives, Southern Baptist Sissies, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, Yellow, This Side of Crazy and A Very Sordid Wedding are all published by Concord/Samuel French.
In television, Del Shores wrote, directed, executive produced and created the LOGO series, Sordid Lives: The Series. He also wrote and executive produced Showtime's Queer As Folk for the last three seasons, wrote and produced for Dharma & Greg and Ned & Stacey. He has directed Academy Award winners Octavia Spencer and Whoopi Goldberg; Grammy Award winner Olivia Newton-John; Emmy winners/nominees Beau Bridges, Delta Burke, Leslie Jordan, Bonnie Bedelia, Bobbie Eakes, Patrika Darbo and Rue McClanahan; Spirit Award winner Dale Dickey; Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Beth Grant; as well as Caroline Rhea, Debby Holiday and David Steen.
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- Theme Song by Bobby Cronin
- Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell
- Edited by Adam Rothenberg
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