Kerry Shear
Kerry Shear (Ariel) is a native Californian, born and raised. She studied acting under the tutelage of Lee Strasberg in New York and Los Angeles. She is a Life Time member of The Actors Studio. A founding member of the original Los Angeles Actors Theater where she appeared in Eugene O'Neil's "Hairy Ape", Arnold Wesker's "The Kitchen", the world premier of Tina Howe's "Museum", "Prowlers", and "The Mulatto's Orgy". Also a member of the Ensemble Studio Theater-West where she appeared in the world premiere of John Ford Noonan's "Waiting For The Word", "Why Emily Needs a New Outfit" and "The Woods" by David Mamet. At the Strasberg Theater Center she appeared in "Cowards", "The Commitment of Bob", "Biederman and the Fire Bugs" and John Ford Noonan's "Recent Developments in Southern Connecticut". In Boise, Idaho, she appeared with Wilford Brimley in A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters". She worked with John Casavetes on his theatrical piece "Knives" which later became the film "Love Streams". She appeared in the Odyssey theater production of "Three Penny Opera" and she is most proud of her recent performances; on the Wisconsin stage in the world premier of Bill Svanoe's new Comedy "The Last Laugh" and her portrayal of Gladys in the Deep Dish Theater Company's production of Athol Fugard's "A Lesson From Aloes" directed by Joan Darling. Her film credits include "On the Nickel", "The Hitch Hikers", "Night Flowers", "Talking Walls", and "Lunker Lake". She has appeared on "The Waltons", "Unsolved Mysteries", "Divorce Court" and numerous commercials. She taught acting at the Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles for many years as well as coaching privately. For the last two summers she has taught a sensory Workshop in Wisconsin at the Shake Rag Alley Arts Festival. She has recently relocated to Chapel Hill from Los Angeles and has been privately coaching Actors in the Strasberg Method.