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 (Eugene O’Neill NPC Semi-Finalist, Kennedy Center ACTF, Lime Arts Productions, Samuel-Lancaster Productions,...
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 (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), 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.

Jasmine had also contributed to iWeigh, and worked with the 24 Hour Plays both as an actor and writer. Sometimes she Script PAs Broadway musicals. Jasmine a Reel Sisters Fellow 2022-2023 through GRO Up: A Web Series, which she is co-writing and starring in, premiering October 2022 at The Reel Sisters Film Festival. Northwestern University. jasminesharma.org | @jasminesharmaa

Plays

  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.