Congratulations to Handful Players’ Board Member Sherri Young, who was recently honored with the prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service, recognizing her work as the founding Executive Director of The African American Shakespeare Company. “Imagining the classics with color” for more than 20 years, The African American Shakespeare Company has created rich performance opportunities for theater artists of color in the Bay Area, including our very own Ryan Marchand. Sherri’s dedication and creative vision has led to vibrant productions of the Bard’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Richard III”, as well as contemporary stagings of “Cinderella” and “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
If that wasn’t enough, Sherri has been a steadfast supporter of Handful Players and a hands-on contributor to our success. Handful Players wishes to extend a big handful of heartfelt gratitude to Sherri for her passion, partnership, advocacy and artistry. Check out the CBS KPIX-5 video for more on Sherri’s inspiring contributions to the community.