During the nineteen nineties Shay began collaborating with Jon Schwartz of Bacchus Productions to create the mysteries of Bacchus Mystery Theatre. Together they wrote and produced live mysteries for the next sixteen-plus years.
(Note: Jon may be in the “Witness Protection Plan” as Vinny Verelli these days.)
Jon and Shay received a “Best Use of Entertainment”Allie Award for their murder mystery “Mobster Mash.”
Murder Mysteries produced by the writing team of Jon Schwartz and Sheilia “Shay” Thurmon.
Death Rocks the Boat
Murder Amongst the Vines
Falalala Dead a/k/a Grandma’s Last Christmas
Curtains in Casablanca a/k/a Murder in Morrocco
Murder Under the Big Top
The Lost Shofar of Jericho
The Pelican Brief Firm
While Shay performed in the murder mysteries during most of that time (she is in each of these photos), she retired from live performing after the birth of her children to stay home, be a mom, and write more.