JASMINE SHARMA (she/her) is a South Asian-American actor/writer/activist based in Los Angeles. She aims to focus her work at the intersection of race, femininity, and Americanness. Bonus points if it’s community driven. And if we’re paying everybody.
Plays include RADIAL GRADIENT (Upcoming World Premiere at Shattered Globe Theatre, Eugene O’Neill NPC Semi-Finalist, Kennedy Center ACTF, Lime Arts Productions, Samuel-Lancaster Productions, Avalanche Theatre Company at The Den Theatre, Mad Cow Theatre, NextStage Theatre Company, Permafrost Theatre Collective), FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION (Moxie Arts NYC), CANCELLED/CANCEL ME (The Road Theatre, Ashland New Plays Festival), VIRGINS: A Madonna Bootcamp (Jackalope Theatre Company), KIDS CLUB/CLUB KIDS (SERIALS by The Fled Collective), GUT PUNCH (AlterTheater Ensemble First Acts commission), LEAVING WONDERLAND (Access Theater NYC, American Blues Theater Finalist, The Athena Project Semi-Finalist, Aston Rep), and HOT DOGS AND FEMINISM (Mayo Performing Arts Center, The Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference) among others. Recent acting credits include WIVES (Aurora Theatre Company) and THE WOLVES (McCarter Theatre Center).
Jasmine has also contributed to @iWeigh, and worked with the @24HourPlays, both as an actor and a writer. Sometimes, she Script PAs Broadway musicals. Jasmine a 2022-2023 Reel Sisters Fellow, and a member of The IAMA Emerging Playwrights Lab 2022-2023. Northwestern University. jasminesharma.org | @jasminesharmaa
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Netflix is looking for their next big reality TV hit, and Surya will finally be getting her shit together in order to deliver. In the basement of a Hindu Samaj, Surya - and her Uma Auntie - audition an interracial couple for a potential new dating show, turning her recent heartbreak into a marketable pitch deck. Jasmine Sharma's new play, For Your Consideration, examines what happens when what you make is seen by everyone - including the person who inspired it.
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?
It's us against them and us against us and us be in isolation. Between hours spent on Tiktok 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.