Jasmine Sharma
she/hers
Evanston, IL
JASMINE SHARMA (she/her) is a South Asian-American actor/writer/activist and recent graduate of Northwestern University.
Biography

JASMINE SHARMA (she/her) is a South Asian-American actor/writer/activist and recent graduate of Northwestern University. Jasmine and her writing have been recognized nationally by the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (NPC semifinalist), Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards), The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, by The NJ Governor's Awards, UCROSS, The American Blues Theater and The Athena Project. Her work was been further supported by AlterTheater Ensemble (First Acts commission), Lime Arts Productions, Permafrost Theatre Collective, NextStage Theatre Company, Mad Cow Theatre, Samuel-Lancaster Productions, Mayo Performing Arts Center, The Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference, The Blank Theater Company, AstonRep, and Access Theater NYC.

Jasmine is currently a member of The Road Theatre’s Under Construction 2021-2022 Cohort, and partnered in the inaugural AGE: Ignite the Arts Spring 2021 Cohort. She will be attending Ashland New Plays Festivals Inaugural New Voices Emerging Playwrights come August. 

Jasmine postpones her deadlines by air frying chickpeas and trying to bake with ube successfully. jasminesharma.org | @jasminesharmaa

Agent Information

Jasmine is represented by CHI Talent Management and KMR & Associates.

Plays

A hate crime has taken place at a liberal University in America. Three women enter a research study planning to create positive change, but instead, uncover their complicated shared history. Jasmine Sharma's new play, Radial Gradient challenges what complicity looks like - what do we do if it looks like us?

Cast:
Anjani - South Asian Gigi - White passing POC Melanie - Biracial (Black, white)

It's us against them and us against us and us be in isolation. Between hours spent on Tik Tok and Tumblr, college juniors demand accountability from the world and each other during the 2020 pandemic. Jasmine Sharma's new play, Cancelled/Cancel Me, are two acts in conversation about care.

Cast:
Leena - 21, Female-identifying, South Asian. Nic - 21, Female-identifying, East Asian. Allie - 21, Female-identifying, Black. Isaiah - 21, Cisgender Male, White.

Is it gauche to improvise with white people when you constantly have to sweep edit their implicit bias? Jasmine Sharma’s Gut Punch is a 30 minute Harold within a Harold about a collegiate long form improvisation team is an experiment in the theatre of the oppressed.

Cast:
ZARIA-Femme of color, dark-skinned, 20. DOUG-White* man. 20. DAN-White* man. Queer, cis-presenting. 20. DINA-White* woman. 20. *The character is white. All actors should be BIPOC. To indicate whiteness, have fun! Throw a blonde wig on, costume yourself in Vineyard Vines, colonize an entire demographic of people, you get it.

A modern day adaptation of the 1865 novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice in Wonderland), Alice tries to discern the imagined from the reality of a night where memory is up and down, grown and shrunk upon recollection. Jasmine Sharma’s new play, Leaving Wonderland explores Alice's encounter with sexual assault, and the space in which she looks for control in the #metoo era.

Cast:
Alice - 25, Female identifying, POC. Edith - 33, Female identifying, POC. Lorina/Any Young Woman - 23, Female identifying, POC. Lewis/Cheshire Cat - Male identifying. Charlie/Firefox - Male identifying

If fitting in with fifth graders means hosting girl gang meetings in your basement to discuss new wave feminism, okay! But while figuring out how to navigate their new "friendship", Olga and her pals resort to cafeteria crime in order to catch the liberal eyes of much cooler fifth grade feminazis. In Jasmine Sharma’s 30 minute farce, Hot Dogs and Feminism, suburban liberals must confront…suburban liberals.

Cast:
Olga Sara May Ruth Danielle (Daniel) Alex Nicky All actors are femme, and should reflect the racial, size, and age diversity of the world we live in.