Sharece M. Sellem
New Haven, CT
Playwright, choreographer, director and performing arts instructor. Urban, Drama, Comedy, African-American, Historical Fiction/Non-Fiction Plays
Biography

A native of Hartford, CT, Sharece M. Sellem is an award-winning playwright, choreographer, director and performing arts instructor based out of New Haven, CT. She was trained by American Intercontinental University’s Media Production Program, Headlong Performance Institute of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and Yale University’s Practical Approach to Directing Summer Program. Her writing credits include the following plays: Six youth plays (now available on Amazon.com).

Agent Information

Currently seeking representation.

Plays

by Sharece M. Sellem

The spirit of Josephine Baker beckons you to watch as she takes over the body of a young African-American woman to give a voice to her restlessness. She recounts her own history in 1920’s-1975 as she courageously pushed through obstacles to become France’s sweetheart, La Baker. An eclectic and vivacious triple threat-dancer, singer, and actress, La Baker fought till the end of her life to unite all races. A fixture of the Harlem Renaissance and a symbol of beauty and freedom, Becoming La Baker educates, inspires, and entertains.

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by Sharece M. Sellem

Synopsis

In the 1980’s, a group of teens formed a sound that no one had ever heard, and a brotherhood that couldn’t be broken. After the funeral of beloved member Frankie, the surviving members of legendary Hip-Hop R&B group, The Force MD’s take a musical journey through their past joys and sorrows. From performing on the deck of the Staten Island Ferry to sold out shows with icons of the 80’s, The Force MD’s relive their determination to make everyone remember their borough! Legends of the Forgotten Borough is the true story of the legendary group The Force MD’s, who created music blending Hip-Hop, R&B and Doo-Wop while on the streets of Staten Island and brought it straight into America’s heart.Please note: Legends of the Forgotten Borough is inspired by the story of the Force MD’s. Some of the events and images portrayed are fictional. Some names have been changed and characters have been added.

*In partnership with Bregamos Community Theater

 

 

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by Sharece M. Sellem

Full Length Play Script Includes 20+ Characters.Suggested Age 13+

Awesome Read for the Classroom! Visit: www.VintageSoulProductions.com to learn more about our programs and plays!

 

HOPE HIGH, Class of 84’ Part One Synopsis: It’s 1983 and Cedar City High is a vibrant inner city high school filled with cliques, wannabes, and misfits who all struggle to discover beauty and humor in the worst of places. From the halls of their school to the tables of the neighborhood diner, Uncle Kang’s, the students of Cedar City High strive to work together for the greater good of their community, even in the face of tragedy and pain.

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by Sharece M. Sellem

HOPE HIGH, Class of 84’ PART 2 Moving Forward Synopsis: It’s a new school year and for the students of Hope High (formerly known as, Cedar City High)unexpected realizations, unlikely friendships, and secrets come to light. Auntie Sweet wins the lottery and opens up a new boutique, Uncle Kang has a new dilemma, Taco falls in love for real this time, and Jessica learns that she’s related to someone she’s despised for the past year. Once again, in the face of it all, these young people will go above and beyond themselves in the pursuit of discovering more about their hopes, dreams and the bonds of their community. 222 Pages Includes 20+ Characters. Great classroom read! For grades 6-12 www.VintageSoulProductions.com VintageSoulProductions©2017

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This play is suitable for young children, teens and adults! Synopsis Lester learns the values of hard work as he travels through a journey of musical history. In a dreamlike state, he encounters notable figures such as Diana Ross, Mozart, and Louis Armstrong who show him how staying focused and not giving into peer pressure will benefit his life. Some fun famous characters Included in this play: Amadeus Mozart Queen Marie Antoinette Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5 Diana Ross & The Supremes The Temptations Josephine Baker Billie Holiday Ella Fitzgerald & More! 7 Scenes 3 Songs 52 Pages For grades 3-12 50+ Characters for a large scale school production! Also performed as a fun classroom read! For more information and check out other plays by this author, please visit: www.VintageSoulProductions.com today!

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by Sharece M. Sellem

Synopsis:

Night at the Davis Library is a witty and comedic one act play suitable for a large elementary through high school aged cast. It tells the story of the mischievous, Janet, who gets locked in the library after school and finds herself in the Village of Books! We follow Janet and a dizzying mixture of our favorite fairy tale characters as they try to make sense of some odd (and naughty) things that have been happening lately. Will the Big Bad Wolf, Goldie Locks and Robin Hood get away with their crimes? Can Judge Aladdin figure out what to do? What will happen to Janet since she knows too much? What power is there in having read ALL the stories? Let us find out as we follow Alice and the Gingerbread Man down the rabbit hole!

Some of your favorite childhood characters play a role in this playbook!
Peter Pan
Pinocchio
Big Bad Wolf
Robin Hood
Goldie Locks
Superman
Sleeping Beauty
Little Red Riding Hood
King Midas
Aladdin
Cat in the Hat
Cinderella
Gingerbread Man & More!

8 Scenes
4 Dances
39 Pages
For grades 3-12
30+ Characters for a large scale school production!
Also performed as a fun classroom read!

For more information and to check out other plays by this author, please visit:
www.VintageSoulProductions.com today!

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by Sharece M. Sellem

GREAT ADDITION TO ANY STEM LESSON PLAN AND/OR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM! Synopsis 'Funanya's Flowers' is a story about a young girl who has a special role in her magical village in the sky and it teaches about the power of forgiveness. Though, Funanya, is feisty and stubborn she has a special touch...she can make flowers grow overnight! This play tells the story of how Funanya got angry with her friend, Ekundayo, for being clumsy while dancing with her and her sisters and how her grudge stopped the rain from pouring on the village. We learn about how forgiving and forgetting can play a major part in the flow of energy in one’s own community. 7 Scenes 30 pages For grades 2 and up 20+ Characters for a large scale school production!

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by Sharece M. Sellem

GREAT ADDITION TO ANY STEM LESSON PLAN AND/OR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM!
‘All Grown Up’ is a fast-paced, fun and short play about the young know-it-all, Miss Cindy. We follow her through her trials and tribulations of growing up too slow and suddenly becoming an adult too fast. Cindy always knows better and thinks other children are “too babyish.” She cannot wait to finally become a real grown up. One day, while sneaking to use her dad’s new time bending, magic SUPER X400 COMET PHONE, Cindy discovers that she can finally speed up time and try her luck as a grown up! In the play, we see Cindy become a teacher, an astronaut, a dancer, a lawyer, and a chef all while getting into all sorts of trouble with aliens, unruly children and flaming frying pans! Will Cindy learn that being an adult can be hard and being a kid has its own benefits? Let’s find out!

10 Scenes
42 Pages
For grades 2 and up
30+ Characters for a large scale school production!
Also performed as a fun classroom read!
Great to read to Pre-K/1st grade!

For more information and to check out other plays by this author, please visit:
www.VintageSoulProductions.com today!

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Successes

https://calendar.ucsd.edu/event/daisies-on-halrems-doorstep-gaffney-playwriting-competition/Daisies on Harlem's Doorstep by Sharece M. Sellem has been awarded the winner of the Dr. Loyd Gaffney Playwriting Competition 2019 - University of California, San Diego Dance & Theatre

Daisies on Harlem's Doorstep was named the Winner of LezPlay Playwriting Contest 2018, Pride Arts Center, Chicago Illinois. Written by Sharece M. Sellem, Dir. Myesha-Tiana McGarner. BroadwayWorld.com press release here

Biscuits & Bacon (short version of the full length play, Daisies on Harlem's Doorstep*) by Sharece M. Sellem has won in the short play catergory for Central PA Dance & Theatre Fest 2018 here. Reading date: June 24, 2018 @ State College, Pennsylvania.*DOHD is still in development.

The first full legnth stage reading of Daisies on Harlem's Doorstep (1920's historical fiction about womanhood) by Sharece M. Sellem will be presented at WTF! Women's Theatre Festival - Hartbeat Ensemble, Hartford Connecticut, June 29, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Biscuits & Bacon an excerpt from Daises on Harlem's Doorstep, will have it's Chicago debut at Pride Film & Plays History Lezons Theater Festival March 18, 20, and 21, 2018! Press release on Broadwayworld.com here.