Sherri's southern roots run deep, but thank God the branches reach wide. Born and raised in the east side of Savannah, Georgia, (that would be the poorer area for those of you unfamiliar with the city), Sherri's comedy derives from her personal struggles: family, religion, sexuality and money. She has always believed that laughter is more than just a "pay off;" it has been a source of hope and a way out.

Being the first in her family to receive a college degree, Sherri spent a few years as a social worker for abused children before she moved to Atlanta to pursue acting and directing full-time. She worked with numerous theatre companies but owes a great deal to Frank Wittow at the Academy Theatre and John Stephens with Theatre Gael. It was there that Sherri explored playwriting, real-ensemble acting and directing.

Seven years ago Sherri became the artistic director for the Atlanta International School where she built an outstanding theatre program. She gained first hand knowledge of world theatre where she learned and taught the conventions of Bunraku, Commedia, Peking Opera, Elizabethan, Restoration, Greek, Vaudeville, Musicals and Improv, just to name a few. Sherri is a highly respected teacher of the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma. Under her direction, Sherri's students have consistently received some of the highest scores obtainable.

The International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) recently invited Sherri to become a staff member where she has taught, directed, consulted and led workshops from Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Great Wall in Beijing, the Taj Mahal in New Deli, and in the beautiful country of El Salvador. Her fascination with other cultures has found a voice in her humor where she always seeks to make common connections.

But Sherri has started a new chapter in her career and returned to her first love, stand-up comedy, and has relocated to the comedy capital of the world, New York City. Sherri has performed numerous times at CAROLINE'S, the IMPROV and the Duplex, and also was Boston Comedy Club's 2003 grand finale winner.

Sherri's one-woman show "Don't Make Fun of Jesus" debuted January 17, 2005 at the Producer's Club. The show went up again on March 20, 2006 in New York City at the Abingdon Theatre Company and was produced by Michelle A. Dingoor.

Sherri is currently seeking representation for future projects.


 
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