Shari Perkins is a freelance dramaturg and doctoral student at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She attended Cornell University, where she pursued training as an academic, director, and stage manager. After receiving her BA in Theatre Arts, Shari moved to New York and interned off-Broadway at the Pearl Theatre Company. She has since worked on-and Off-Broadway on productions such as A Bicycle Country, The Violet Hour, Bad Dates, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.
In 2006, Shari earned an MFA in Dramaturgy at American Repertory Theatre's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. While at ART, Shari provided dramaturgy for productions ranging from Euripides' The Bacchae to the Pulitzer Prize-nominated rock opera Orpheux X to original, company-devised pieces. Her work has been seen in the United States in Boston, Providence, and New York, and internationally in Edinburgh, Scotland and Moscow, Russia.
Shari teaches in the Theatre Department at Hunter College. http://www.shariperkins.com.