Sharon Bridgforth


Sharon is a 2016 Doris Duke Artist and a 2016 Creative Capital awardee. A New Dramatists alumnae, Sharon collaborates with actors, dancers, singers and audiences live during performance as she composes moving soundscapes of her ritual/jazz texts. A MAP Fund and National Performance Network Creation Fund recipient, her work has been presented by Links Hall, Pillsbury House Theatre, The New Black Fest and New York SummerStage Festival. She has served in residence at: International Development Exchange; allgo, statewide queer people of color organization; Brown University's MFA Playwriting Program; University of Iowa's MFA Playwrights Program; The Theatre School at DePaul University; and The Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University. Publications include: love conjure/blues; Lambda Literary Award winning the bull-jean stories; and Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia, and the Austin Project. Sharon's delta dandi, is published in solo/black/woman. She is one of the subjects in Dr. Matt Richardson's The Queer Limit of Black Memory: Black Lesbian Literature and Irresolution, The Ohio State University Press, and in Dr. Omi Osun Joni L. Jones's, Jazz Ase And The Power Of The Present Moment, The Ohio State Press. Sharon is currently developing the, dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/Home Project. For more go to