Sharrell D. Luckett, PhD, is an artistic maven. An acclaimed theatre director, professor, actor, and scholar, she has been described as a rare talent who can teach, create, and perform with equal brilliance. Her literary and embodied interdisciplinary scholarship focuses conceptually on acting/directing theory, Black studies, performance studies, and Fat studies.

 

Professor in the #1 Theatre program in the nation.(Princeton Review)

 

Luckett is lead editor of Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches, a groundbreaking anthology which is the first book to highlight diverse acting/directing methods rooted in Afrocentrism. Her forthcoming book, YoungGiftedandFat: Size, Sexuality & Privilege, engages with her experience as a transweight performer. Select research has been published in Theatre Topics, Cultural Studies <‐> Critical Methodologies, American Journal of Theatre and Drama, Black Masks, and Departures in Critical Qualitative Research.

 

Graduated top of her class as Doctoral Marshal.

 

Luckett's solo show, YoungGiftedandFAT, is on a rolling premiere and was recently staged Off-Broadway. Her webisode series, “The Making of YoungGiftedandFAT,” chronicles her journey in creating and touring her show. She is a proud invitee of the Performance Encounters series at Cornell University, Northwestern University’s Mellon Program in Black Feminist Performance, and a Fellow of the esteemed Lincoln Center Directors Lab.

 

"[Luckett has] achieved the highest aim of the professional life: to create the rubric that defines what comes next." – Molefi Kete Asante

 

Prior to entering the academy, Luckett was an acting teacher and Founder and Artistic Director of Empowered Youth Entertainment with the YWCA of Greater Atlanta. Under her leadership, the teen ensemble studied acting and devising while tackling racial justice issues and bullying. Along with receiving Best Actor/Actress, Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble awards in theatre competitions, Luckett’s students have been scouted by 20th Century Fox, Joy Pervis Talent, and Wilhelmina. Her protégés are successful actors and models in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, and Milan. Luckett is Assistant Professor of Theatre & Performance Studies at Muhlenberg College, PA.

Sharrell D. Luckett, PhD, is an artistic maven. An acclaimed theatre director, professor, actor, and scholar, she has been described as a rare talent who can teach, create, and perform with equal brilliance. Her literary and embodied interdisciplinary scholarship focuses conceptually on acting/directing theory, Black studies, performance studies, and Fat studies.

 

Professor in the #1 Theatre program in the nation.

(Princeton Review)

 

Luckett is lead editor of Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches, a groundbreaking anthology which is the first book to highlight diverse acting/directing methods rooted in Afrocentrism. Her forthcoming book, YoungGiftedandFat: Size, Sexuality & Privilege, engages with her experience as a transweight performer. Select research has been published in Theatre Topics, Cultural Studies <‐> Critical Methodologies, American Journal of Theatre and Drama, Black Masks, and Departures in Critical Qualitative Research.

Graduated top of her class as Doctoral Marshal.

 

Luckett's solo show, YoungGiftedandFAT, is on a rolling premiere and was recently staged Off-Broadway. Her webisode series, “The Making of YoungGiftedandFAT,” chronicles her journey in creating and touring her show. She is a proud invitee of the Performance Encounters series at Cornell University, Northwestern University’s Mellon Program in Black Feminist Performance, and a Fellow of the esteemed Lincoln Center Directors Lab.

 

"[Luckett has] achieved the highest aim of the professional life: to create the rubric that defines what comes next." – Molefi Kete Asante

 

Prior to entering the academy, Luckett was an acting teacher and Founder and Artistic Director of Empowered Youth Entertainment with the YWCA of Greater Atlanta. Under her leadership, the teen ensemble studied acting and devising while tackling racial justice issues and bullying. Along with receiving Best Actor/Actress, Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble awards in theatre competitions, Luckett’s students have been scouted by 20th Century Fox, Joy Pervis Talent, and Wilhelmina. Her protégés are successful actors and models in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, and Milan. Luckett is Assistant Professor of Theatre & Performance Studies at Muhlenberg College, PA.

Sharrell D. Luckett, PhD, is an artistic maven. An acclaimed theatre director, professor, actor, and scholar, she has been described as a rare talent who can teach, create, and perform with equal brilliance. Her literary and embodied interdisciplinary scholarship focuses conceptually on acting/directing theory, Black studies, performance studies, and Fat studies.

 

Professor in the #1 Theatre program in the nation.

(Princeton Review)

 

Luckett is lead editor of Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches, a groundbreaking anthology which is the first book to highlight diverse acting/directing methods rooted in Afrocentrism. Her forthcoming book, YoungGiftedandFat: Size, Sexuality & Privilege, engages with her experience as a transweight performer. Select research has been published in Theatre Topics, Cultural Studies <‐> Critical Methodologies, American Journal of Theatre and Drama, Black Masks, and Departures in Critical Qualitative Research.

Graduated top of her class as Doctoral Marshal.

 

Luckett's solo show, YoungGiftedandFAT, is on a rolling premiere and was recently staged Off-Broadway. Her webisode series, “The Making of YoungGiftedandFAT,” chronicles her journey in creating and touring her show. She is a proud invitee of the Performance Encounters series at Cornell University, Northwestern University’s Mellon Program in Black Feminist Performance, and a Fellow of the esteemed Lincoln Center Directors Lab.

 

"[Luckett has] achieved the highest aim of the professional life: to create the rubric that defines what comes next." – Molefi Kete Asante

 

Prior to entering the academy, Luckett was an acting teacher and Founder and Artistic Director of Empowered Youth Entertainment with the YWCA of Greater Atlanta. Under her leadership, the teen ensemble studied acting and devising while tackling racial justice issues and bullying. Along with receiving Best Actor/Actress, Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble awards in theatre competitions, Luckett’s students have been scouted by 20th Century Fox, Joy Pervis Talent, and Wilhelmina. Her protégés are successful actors and models in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, and Milan. Luckett is Assistant Professor of Theatre & Performance Studies at Muhlenberg College, PA.