Shari Hollett

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.

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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.

For the Record, The Fringe of Toronto


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.

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