Sharifa Yasmin

Sharifa Yasmin (she/her) is a trans Arab-American director, actor, playwright, and intimacy coordinator. Sharifa focuses on work that speaks to the heartbeat of humanity, often uplifting the voices of those most marginalized.

She has completed directing fellowships with The Drama League, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Manhattan Theatre Club, Geva Theatre, and was a Eugene O’Neill national directing fellow. Some of Sharifa’s favorite directing projects include Disgraced (American Stage), Beirut, One Flea Spare (Brown/Trinity Rep), The War Boys (Hangar Theater), 3:59AM (Actors Theatre of Louisville), In the Blood (Duende Productions), and Mosque4Mosque (National Queer Theater).

Sharifa was the inaugural recipient of the Barbara Whitman Award at the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) in 2021 for her work in directing. She is a member of The Drama League’s Directors Council and will complete her MFA in Directing at Brown/Trinity Rep this spring.