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Biography

Sharyon Anita Culberson has a background creating content dedicated to social justice, as well as facilitating and moderating conversations that promote a more egalitarian society. She has developed and presented programming on DE&I, anti-bias, micro-aggressions, and reducing sexual violence to universities, corporations, all five branches of the U.S. armed forces, and to the U.S. House of Representatives.

As an actor, Sharyon has has appeared on stages across the country, most recently appearing as ‘Britney’ on “The Chi”. She has also co-starred on “Chicago PD”, “Chicago Fire”, “The Big Leap,” and “Proven Innocent’.  She has been in a number of Independent films over the last few years - one of which won the “Best Sci-Fi” award for the HollyShorts Film Festival. Most recently, Sharyon appeared onstage with the Congo Square production “How Blood Go” presented at the Steppenwolf theater.

She has also been published as a contributor in a number of anthologies centering Afro-Futurism, including “Black Imaginations: Black Voices on Black Futures” published by McSweeneys, and “Into a Black Beyond: Authoring our Futures” published by Contextos.

Sharyon’s main area of expertise and interest is creating and performing content that introduces perspectives of overlooked and marginalized societies, with the goal of increasing empathy. Her first feature project, ”Black Joy Always Wins” and her first short film screenplay “Daughters” have placed as semi and quarter-finalist in a number of screenplay competitions.

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"Just Acting Up" Interview

Checkout our Spotlight Interview with Actress Sharyon Culberson. She talks about her journey in acting, experiences on set, and we find out why Black hoy Wins, all this and much more!!!!!!! …

Arts & Public Life 2022-23 Performance Residency "Pilot"

Pilot: The 2022-23 Performance Residency at The Green Line Performing Arts Center Arts + Public Life’s (APL) Performance Residency at Green Line Performing Arts Center provides BIPOC Chicago artists from various disciplin …

"Micro-Agressions" Int with Catharsis Productions

The fact that micro-aggressions are often subtle can make them harder to shake off than more overt forms of discrimination. Learn more about how to handle them whether you are the target, a bystander or the micro-aggressor