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 as a vocal major. Ms. McCullough-Jenkins 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 (known too many as MS.J) has expanded her writing collection with over fifty poems, a series screenplays and theatrical plays. Sharna has written and published a book of Poetry titled “Content Style & Expression” her poems received great feedback from audiences throughout New York City. This talented writer has completed full length screenplays under her creative writing belt along with 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 fifteen 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 five years has been her Anti-bullying assembly involving actors, improv’s and open discussions with students about the cause and effects of bullying. This theatrical program is making great strides and has proudly made its way into a few Schools in Queens and Brooklyn New York. 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. In 2011 Ms.J 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 second production “The Hallway” a play that focused on bullying and suicide ran for four years due to massive request for the production from various Schools and youth groups all over the Tri-State. Mrs. Jenkins has worked with countless youth organizations, Schools, Churches, Libraries and youth centers bringing live theater to children and teens from all over Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island. Her acting workshops are always a big hit with young people who have a hidden love for acting. In October of 2012, Mrs. Jenkins was recognized by the NAACP New York State youth and college division for her participation in their 76th annual youth convention. The cast of Theater in Motion performed their hit play “The Hallway” about the harmful side of bullying. In June of 2011 Mrs. Jenkins was recognized by the town of Hempstead, New York for her continued community service and in 2013 she was honored with the Pathfinders Woman’s award under arts for her commitment to the youth. Ms. J has never stopped giving back to teens in her community, she volunteers at the Far Rockaway Youth Center, and she goes into Churches and Community centers to give kids and teens a day of Theater. Ms. J always makes herself available to share her talent of writing by mentoring anyone who ask, she believes that no talent should go unexplored! Sharma’s new 2016 season started with her successful production “Like me, Love me, Love you” a play about loving yourself before you can love anyone else. Her cast continues to wow audiences by storm with this dramatic play about relationships, mental health and self-discovery. Ms. J is a writer for the actors of the world, her recent film shorts, Nine Years, Flying out and Connections have given up and coming actors a platform to create and develop their skills. Sharna can also be credited for creating and writing the script and opening monologue for the early start of popular new artist Cardi B’s first State wide tour introducing her to the world as a rap artist on the rise. Ms. J is currently working on an original television series called “Sister’s Keeper” which is in full production. Her full length feature film “Desperate Decision” is the next big project for Sharna Jenkins... Writer, director, producer, community activist and creative spirit!
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