Jasmine Sharma

Jasmine Sharma

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...
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

Plays

  • PEACHY: a sorta chekhovian traumedy
    In 2022, the owner of a Los Angeles based, family-run, Indi-Mex restaurant has the opportunity to franchise. In 1962, a Mexican woman and Punjabi peach farmer enter a "Mexidu" marriage in order to circumvent California's stringent miscegenation laws. Jasmine Sharma's PEACHY is a sorta chekhovian traumedy about cooking with love.
  • Radial Gradient
    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?
  • The Jazmines: a rage play - and for legal reasons, a parody.
    Uma, Sierra and Jasmine are in final callbacks for the role of 'Jazmine' in THAT Disney show - the national tour, anyway. Amy, Jasmine's close friend, is not, nor is Belle, an actor stuck behind the table. THE JAZMINES asks who is behind the table and who puts themselves in front of it. Where are you?
  • For Your Consideration
    Newtflix 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...
    Newtflix 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.
  • Cancelled/Cancel Me
    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.
  • VIRGINS: A Madonna Bootcamp
    Florence and Julia are the final two in consideration for the role of Madonna in the Madonna biopic. But who can kick, screlt, and most importantly, drop enough weight in time to play the icon? Virgins: A Madonna Bootcamp, is my silly little love letter to the actors still dealing with this shit.
  • Gut Punch
    Is it gauche to improvise with white people when you constantly have to sweep edit their implicit bias? Jasmine Sharma’s 30 minute Harold within a Harold about a collegiate long form improvisation team is an experiment in the theatre of the oppressed.
  • Women Supporting Women
    Thank god there’s another woman working at this company! Women Supporting Women is a 10 minute onboarding call gone wrong.
  • Hot Dogs and Feminism
    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.
  • Leaving Wonderland
    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.