Sharifa Williams is a filmmaker and theater director in New York City. Selected theater projects are listed below.

The Test Poster Performance Dates

The Test
While waiting on the results of a home pregnancy test, a married millennial couple reveal to each other the "secret daily life" of men and women.
(The Players Theatre Short Play Festival)
Winner: Audience Award, Best of the Fest

Kasey Huizinga as Emily Written by Michael Long
Alexander Kafarakis as Jacob Directed by Sharifa Williams
Past Projects

Catch Pole
Two women square off over how to survive in the zombie apocalypse.
(The Players Theatre Short Play Festival)
Winner: Audience Award, Best of the Fest

Ardina Cerra as Chris Written by Michael Long
Rivera Reese as Addison Directed by Sharifa Williams
Jacque Emord-Netzley as Zombie
Dina Lucchesi as Zombie

Cattle Call
Three young actors, two ready to give up, make a life-changing decision before a big audition.

Kaleigh Ann Tharpe as Ebony Written by Michael Long
Emilio Evans as Aaron Directed by Sharifa Williams
Fern Lim as Kelly

Brad Pitt Poster

Brad Pitt
When wife Trudy meets her celebrity crush in a hotel gym in Vegas, she announces to her husband that she plans to use her hall pass to sleep with him.
(14 min., The Players Theatre Short Play Festival)
Winner: Audience Award, Best of the Fest

Fenny Novyane as Trudy Written by Michael Long
Alexander Reed as Neil Directed by Sharifa Williams
Robert Getz as Voice of Brad Pitt

How to Save Your Own Life
Against doctor's orders, a young man carries out an experimental procedure in an attempt to save his own life.

William Hochman as Karl Written by Michael Long
Marc Gettis as the Doctor Directed by Sharifa Williams
Sophia Reppert as Michelle


Champagne Lady
It's 1965. The Strauss's live in a forty foot trailer in North Dakota. After Thanksgiving turkey, before jello dessert, the whole family goes free range on each other.
(60 min., Midtown International Theatre Festival)

Stephanie Seward as Darlene Written and Directed by Rick Burd
Sebastian Montoya as Jim Stage Manager Sharifa Williams
Kevin Bianchi as Aaron
Patrick Tumulty as Kevin
Donna Swensen as Mama
Joan D. Saunders as Aunt Esther

Hemingway at the Larchmont
O'Neil, Eagen, and Saunders in rehearsal

Hemingway at the Larchmont
A fledgling writer, a published poet, and a famous dead writer converge at the historic Larchmont Hotel in Greenwich Village.
(14 min., The Players Theatre Short Play Festival)
Winner: Audience Award, Best of the Fest

Everett O'Neil as The Poet Written by Anne V. Grob
Shannon Eagen as Hotel Guest Directed by Sharifa Williams
Sunita Mukhi as Stage Manager
Joan D. Saunders as Famous Dead Writer

One Fifth
Two will-they-or-won't-they college friends reconnect at their old dorm at One Fifth Avenue after thirty-some-odd years.
(12 min., The Players Theatre Short Play Festival)

Greg Homison as Robert Written by Anne V. Grob
Sharon Matteson as Linda Directed by Sharifa Williams
Ava Paloma as Waitress

The View from the Q
Q train passengers have a change of heart, and of destination, when they witness an unexpected view of lower Manhattan.
(14 min., The Players Theatre Short Play Festival)
Winner: Audience Award, Best of the Fest

Matt Shapiro as Bag Man Written by Sharifa Williams
Lillian Sherman as New Girl Directed by Gillian Fritzsche
David Shakopi as OMG Man
Miles Jackson as the Artist
Nicole Marie Stultz as Conductor

Pulls
Walter and Clara meet at a party. They have a rope tied around their waists. So begins the pulls, twists, and tangles of their relationship.
(12 min., The Players Theatre Short Play Festival)

Jesse Kane-Harnett as Walter Written by Patrick McEvoy
Ashley Lopez as Clara Directed by Sharifa Williams
Stage Manager Emma Schwartz