Actor

I strive to constantly learn and develop in order to best reach out and affect change in the people who come to the theater.  I believe a truthful performance is the most direct path into a person's heart.  My resume is a reflection of the greatest opportunities I have had to do so.

The Year of Shakespeare (Part II)

Some Time Off

Theatre for Young Audiences

Shakespeare All Over

After last year's opportunities to perform in Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Othello, we've got more Shakespeare coming down the line!

This summer I am performing in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Shakespeare in Love with Nebraska Shakespeare.

I then go to Newnan, GA for Newnan Shakespeare's production of Twelfth Night.  This will be my first time directing a play since 2014!

Then back to Omaha for Nebraska Shakespeare's fall tour of Macbeth!

India

While the Birmingham Children's Theatre production of my play The Sword in the Stone runs, I will be taking the month of April off to visit family in India.  This is a fast-paced, hustle-based life, and I'm grateful to find some time to spend with those who matter most.

Service Heart

I have been trained to speak to children on matters of sexual and physical abuse with Hugs & Kisses and was able to facilitate children getting the help they need.  I have gotten to design and implement group theatre workshops as a Workshop Manager on two tours with the Barter Players.  I have learned to set up, troubleshoot, and run sound systems, maintained sets, delegated load in and load out of venues, and driven more miles in a tour van than I can count.

Above all, I have had the opportunity to reach tens if not a hundred thousand or more young hearts and minds across the southeast.

Great Expectations

"Shaan Sharma is a winning choice to portray the invincible Pip. The energy Sharma brings to the stage and his capacity to handle the high and low curveballs thrust upon Pip are amazing to watch."

-Bonnie Gable, The Barter Blog

The Coast of Utopia (Voyage)

"...my personal favorite, Shaan Sharma as Vissarion Belinsky.  I really enjoyed Sharma's work and thought he gave some real dimension to his character."

 

- Ann Efimetz, The Virginia Gazette

A Midsummer Night's Dream

"Shaan Sharma makes his entrance as Demetrius on a bicycle."

 

- Mal Vincent, The Virginian Pilot

The Night of the Iguana

"The standout performance for me was Shaan Sharma as Nonno...Sharma gave us an endearing and believable old man character, without becoming a caricature."

 

- Ann Efimetz, The Virginia Gazette

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