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Shari Caplan

Shari Caplan is a poet, actress, and development professional working at AIDS Action Committee. She is the siren behind “Advice from a Siren”  (Dancing Girl Press, 2016) and her poems have swum into Gulf Coast, Deluge, Drunk Monkeys, Non-binary Review, and more. Shari has been a featured reader at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, where she has also organized experimental reading performance pieces, the “Poetry Carnival” and a “Fairy Tale Poetry Tour.” You can see her on tour with New York Poetry Society's "The Poetry Brothel" giving intimiate readings as "Betty BOOM." Shari has volunteered as the assistant director of The Salem Literary Festival and the Writing Program Director at The Salem Athenaeum. She has received fellowships to The Home School in New York and to the Vermont Studio Center. Shari has worked on The VIDA Count and as a reader for Sugar House Review. She received her MFA in Poetry from Lesley University.

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Tragedy That Heals Amid Heartbeat Laws
Essay

Tragedy That Heals Amid Heartbeat Laws

Melinda Lopez’s Yerma

31 July 2019

Shari Caplan discusses the Huntington Theatre’s production of Yerma.

Summer’s Lease
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Summer’s Lease

Shakespeare’s Monopoly on the Magic of Free Outdoor Theatre

4 October 2016

Shari Caplan on Love’s Labour's Lost as performed by The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sans Everything but the Essential
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Sans Everything but the Essential

Shakespeare, Space Suits, and the Power of the Human

31 May 2016

Shari Caplan on Sans Everything by Strange Attractor Theatre at the Charlestown Working Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts.