Shari Hollett is an acclaimed director, dramaturge, actor, writer, teacher, and Co-Artistic Director of the night kitchen, a theatre company she founded with Chris Earle in 1992.
“Shari Hollett’s direction is a master-class in timing and pitch.” – The New York Sun
Shari Hollett has been directing and dramaturging award-winning theatre and comedy across North America for over 2 decades, including productions for Theatre Passe Muraille, the Blyth Festival, Sudbury Theatre Centre, The Second City, the Edinburgh Fringe, the HBO U.S Comedy Arts Festival, the New York Fringe, Belfry Theatre and Centaur Theatre’s Wildside Festival. Shari also directs film and digital content, most recently three video shorts for the Coaches Association of Ontario’s #SheCanCoach campaign, which she also co-wrote.
Radio :30 – the night kitchen, National Tour
“Brilliant; so is the timing, the pacing, and the rhythm of Shari Hollett’s production.” – Edmonton Sun
“Shari Hollett offers flawless direction” – Toronto Sun
One Good Marriage – Theatre Passe Muraille
“A quietly tender and focused production, directed by the unstoppable Shari Hollett.” – The Globe and Mail
Real Estate – Sudbury Theatre Centre
“Excellent casting and the subtle direction of Shari Hollett are a big help.”
Michigan Impossible: All Laid Off & No Place to Go – The Second City Detroit (Winner, 2007 Wilde Award for Excellence in Theatre)
“One of the most consistently funny nights of improv I’ve seen at The Second City in a long time!” - Michigan’s Between the Lines
Early August – Blyth Festival
“Director Shari Hollett has had great fun juggling her cast… this production is immensely enjoyable.” -- The Globe and Mail
Democrats Abroad – the night kitchen, Summerworks/NYC Fringe
“Meticulous, nuanced direction” – the Globe and Mail
Shari’s stage work includes roles for Tarragon Theatre, VideoCabaret, The Second City, Toronto Fringe, Edmonton Fringe. Television and film roles include Stir of Echoes 2, The West Wing, Wild Card, Guilt by Association, Walter and Henry, Blue Murder, The Dan Jansen Story and SCTV.
As Co-Artistic Director of the night kitchen theatre company, Shari has directed and/or co-created all the company’s productions, including For the Record, Radio :30, Democrats Abroad, Expectation, and Big Head Goes to Bed. Other writing credits include Queen for a Day: The Musical, I’d Never Give an Acrylic Scarf to the Man I Love, and 5 shows as a writer-performer with The Second City.
For more go to nightkitchentheatre.ca