Del Shores has written, directed, and produced successfully across studio and independent film, network and cable television, and regional and national touring theatre. 


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?   He has written seven plays, all published by Samuel French, produced thousands of times worldwide, four adapted for screen.   In television, Del wrote, directed, executive produced and created the LOGO series, Sordid Lives: The Series. He also wrote and executive produced Showtime's groundbreaking Queer As Folk for the last three seasons, wrote and produced for Dharma & Greg and Ned & Stacey.  He has directed Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer; 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 Actor's Guild Award-winner Beth Grant; as well as Caroline Rhea, Debby Holiday and David Steen. As a performer, Shores has performed in hundreds of standup gigs and recently starred in the film of his new critically acclaimed and award-winning one-man play Six Characters In Search Of A Play directed by Emerson Collins.