Shara is an educator and theatremaker. She is an alumna of Northwestern University (summa cum laude, Honors, and Distinction, GPA: 3.96), where she majored in theatre, minored in creative writing (creative nonfiction focus) and gender and sexuality studies, and completed a module in playwriting and a certificate in musical theatre. She was awarded Northwestern University’s Agnes Nixon award for playwriting and Outstanding Senior Theatre Student award, in addition to a historical studies Leopold Fellowship and multiple research grants. Shara’s plays have been developed and produced in New York and regionally, recognized in national competitions, and published by Methuen and Concord Theatricals (forthcoming). Currently, Shara is a Merit Fellowship MA student in Jewish Gender and Women’s Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
In addition to making theatre, Shara also began her journey as an educator and facilitator in undergrad. She was a member of Northwestern Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators and Sustained Dialogue, and interned at Young Playwrights Inc., a theatre company that was dedicated to developing the works of playwrights younger than 18. Upon graduating, Shara completed an apprenticeship at a professional new play theatre company and began working as a college admissions consultant and tutor. An experienced online educator, she’s supported dozens of students – from first-years to fourth-years —through the college process. Shara is also a highly proficient general humanities tutor and has tutored English, creative writing, expository writing, and Hebrew. She has extensive workshop experience and whether she is working with students or professional writers, she offers writing feedback that is specific, constructive, actionable, and empowering. Shara prides herself on individualizing her approach to meet the needs of each student and family.
In her spare time, she can be found doing yoga, taking pictures, or baking.