Lee is a writer for stage, screen, and radio with more than 150 produced scripts to his credit.
As an Assistant Professor at UAB, he teaches our scriptwriting courses as well as Analysis of Dramatic Literature and a variety of other subjects. Lee is also the producer of our popular annual Festival of Ten-Minute Plays, featuring scripts created by the students in his playwriting classes.
As our Resident Playwright, Lee creates new works for the Bookends touring group, plays which are performed for thousands of young audience members each year. His adaptation of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, to name only one, has been performed more than a hundred times since its premiere at UAB.
Outside the university, Lee's career has ranged far and wide, from TV projects large and small to four years as Head Writer and Producer of the radio soap opera Bodylove. As a playwright he is perhaps best-known for his script Holmes & Watson, which was produced off-Broadway with Lee in the role of Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote the modern adaptation of Karel Čapek's R.U.R. that was produced off-Broadway in 2013.
Lee is also the director of our Kids on the Block touring puppet troupe, a frequent collaborator on video projects for the Interdisciplinary Film Program, and the announcer for the university's Doctoral Hooding Ceremonies. A hobby web designer, Lee built and maintains the web site you're looking at now, as well as a site showcasing his script work at www.shacklefordfreelance.com.
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