Sharon Nyree Williams

Sharon Nyree Williams has been living in Seattle since 2001. In 2006, she founded the collaborative arts organization The Mahogany Project. Sharon is an arts administrator, playwright, filmmaker, solo performer, producer and poet. She has written, performed several solo pieces: The American Dream, Homelessness: Driven – Spirited – Broken, Plight: I am my brother’s keeper and Circles of Life. Sharon co-produced the short film What About Us, which has been seen in several festivals throughout the United States. For two years she was a teaching artist for Freehold Theatre’s Engaged Theatre Program for the Washington Correctional Center for Women. Sharon has just celebrated her one-year anniversary as the Managing Director for the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas. Sharon is really excited about her most recent project. Humanity an album of poetry and music the project was inspired and influenced by her work with the Annual Urban Poverty Forum and a 2011 immersion to Mexico sponsored by Seattle University.

Artist Support Program 2014: The Consciousness of Love, a poetry and storytelling project exploring different social justice issues.

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  • Sharon Williams - The Consciousness of Love
    Sharon Nyree Williams - I Miss Going to the House
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Announcing Summit Sound, a public audio gallery at the Seattle Convention Center

December 19, 2023

Jack Straw is thrilled to announce Summit Sound, an audio gallery at the new Seattle Convention Center Summit Building on Pine St. Summit Sound was envisioned by the SCC Art Program as “an outdoor space where residents and visitors can immerse themselves in one of our region’s revered creative disciplines–sound.” As the new home to […]

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Wooden bench and platform adjacent to a glass and metal building in the background. Speakers mounted on black columns over the bench.

Categories: Art and Heritage Partnerships, Artist Support Program, Writers Program, Youth Education Programs

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