Is a graduate of LaGuardia High School of the Performing arts in New York City. Her entire childhood has been surrounded by the arts, beginning with grade school. Sharna spent her four years at LaGuardia studying opera, jazz, music theater and theater writing where she went on to study the Robert McKee story structure along with other script writing techniques.
Over the last 20+ years Sharna has expanded her writing collection with over fifty poems, a series of screenplays and theatrical plays. Sharna (also known as) Che’nae has written and published a book of Poetry titled “Content Style & Expression” her poems received great feedback from audiences through New York City. This talented writer has three completed full length screenplays under her creative writing belt along with three amazing television show ideas waiting to be unleashed into the creative world.
In September of 2002 Tupu Kweli, a well renowned theater company in New York city, produced a three week run of Mrs. Jenkins’s dramatic play, Daddy’s Girl. This Off-Broadway production performed at the Trilogy Theater in New York’s famous Theater district, received wondrous reviews with Nytheatre.com and its audiences.
Over the last thirteen years, Sharna continues to spend a lot of her time voluntarily working with young people, introducing them to theater, and bringing the experience to life by using her original works. She has worked with children and teens from Baldwin, Uniondale, Freeport, Roosevelt, West Hempstead and Hempstead New York. One of her most recent accomplishments for the last three years has been preparing teens for the annual Black History Month celebration and show at Molloy College in Rockville Center, NY. The show has allowed a few of her teens to motivate and encourage their peers.
Mrs. Jenkins has voluntarily kept the doors of her home open to the teens in her community over the years continuously assisting them with tapping into their hidden talents and artistic goals.
In 2011 Sharna worked with the students of Turtle Hook Middle School directing them in her original plays about peer pressure, bullying and crucial decision making.
She has also created a teen theater group comprised of High School and college students. Her original dramatic plays incorporate dance and original music. Their June 2011 performance of her original work“Four Hours Equals a Life time”received great reviews and amazing feedback from parents, School officials and teens. Her group is now in demand to perform their new eye opening play “The Hallway” . Their newest production continues to impress audiences from all boroughs of New York City.
Sharna ( known as Ms.J) has a new production Like Me Love Me Love You! This live theatrical production is wowing audiences from New York to Masscheutes. She is currently working on a full length feature film Desperate Decision while she continues to bring the experience of theater to young people all over Long Island and the Tri-State. Awards and Recognition
June of 2011: Recognized by the town of Hempstead for continued community service.
March of 2013: Town of Hempstead Outstanding Women at Annual Pathfinder Award
Keep your ears, eyes and heart open for this accomplished writer as she continues to use her talent to inspire, provoke desire and keep all who are interested, enlightened and entertained.
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