Artists Rep CreditsRed Door Untitled Film Project
Shepsu Aakhu is a founding member of MPAACT. He has developed several critically acclaimed works for MPAACT. Among them are: Never the Milk and Honey; By Association; Starting Over; Feral; Warm on the Coolin’ Board; Speaking in Tongues/Babel; Ten Square; Kiwi Black; The Abesha Conspiracy; Kosi Dasa; and Trouble the Water. Shepsu is a two-time recipient of the Theodore Ward Prize for Playwriting (Ten Square & Kiwi Black), an Artistic Fellow in Scriptworks (Illinois Arts Council – 2004), a six-time nominee for Best Original Work (BTAA of Chicago) with awards for The Abesha Conspiracy and Trouble the Water. Additionally, he is a seven-time nominee for the Joseph Jefferson Citation, with awards for Best New Work (Speaking in Tongues/Babel), and Original Music (Kosi Dasa and Kiwi).
Shepsu also writes for Television and feature films.