Photo credit JJ Lynne Photography

Photo credit JJ Lynne Photography

There is another world, and it is in this one.
— Paul Eluard
“Not only is Shari Caplan a terrific actress, but she took to puppeteering like a seasoned professional. She brought ‘Sheena’ to life while doing something no Muppet performer ever had to do: play opposite her own puppet. Few actors can say that they played two characters simultaneously. People were surprised to learn she wasn’t a puppeteer before the episode.”
— Anthony Scibelli


 

PROFILE

 

As an actor, poet, and community organizer, I seek to reinvigorate our collective imaginative potential and to diversify our tapestry of voices. At once critically-minded and intuitive, I strive to create work that vibrates long after the words have been spoken. I am particularly drawn to projects which champion women, bend artistic boundaries, and reinvent thoughtfully.

 

STAGE

 

Blood Relations at The Footlight Club, Dir. Kristin Hughes

Emma Borden 

 

A Christmas Carol at Creative Spirit, Dir. Peyton Pugmire

Belle/Sarah       

 

In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play at The Footlight Club, Dir. Rebecca Miller

Catherine Givings

 

Steel Magnolias at East Boston Playhouse, Dir. Javiera Lagunas

Shelby              

 

Circle Mirror Transformation at Hovey Players, Dir. David Bass

Theresa             

 

Old School Game Show at Oberon, Dir. Brendan Boogie       

The Assistant    

 

The Three Sisters at The Footlight Club, Dir. Caitlin Lowans

Olga                  

 

Cry Innocent at History Alive! Dir. Jill Rogati

All female roles 

 

 

CROSS-GENRE PERFORMANCES

 

The Poetry Society of New York’s “The Poetry Brothel”

Betty BOOM (America’s Sweet-tart)

*Touring productions in Boston, New York,

Washington D.C., LA

 

Massachusetts Poetry Festival

The Poetry Circus

 

FILM

 

The Odd Sea

Featured | Lead Siren

 

The Anthony Scibelli Web Series

Lead | Shari/Sheena

 

Dino-Warriors

Featured | Shari

 

TRAINING

Summary of methodology: Plastiques,

Viewpoints, Laban, Clowning, Body-Mind

Centering, Stanislavsky, Chekhov, Adler

 

Shakespeare Workout

Actor’s Shakespeare Project

 

The Home School

Experimental poetry & performance residency

 

Lesley University

MFA in Poetry

 

Salem State University

BA in Theater Arts (Performance) & Writing

 

RECOGNITION

 

ITVFest Selection, National

The Anthony Scibelli Web Series | Sheena

 

DASH Award Winner, Massachusetts

Best Ensemble | And Then There Were None

 

48 Hour Film Festival Winner, New Hampshire

Best Film, Best Actress | Empty Room

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Hula Hoop, Climbing, Aerial silks

Accents: British RP, French