Dr. Sharrell D. Luckett is a theatrical maven. She is an award winning director and producer of over 65 shows and has co-penned 4 musicals. She has been described as a rare talent who can teach, create and perform with equal brilliance. Luckett is now among the top theatre talent, expanding her artistry in global markets.
Having taught performing arts for over 19 years, Luckett has developed a successful career as a theatre professional, winning numerous awards for her productions, including Best Director and Best Set Design. Her performing arts ensemble that she founded at the YWCA of Greater Atlanta was honored in Washington, D.C. with a National Racial Justice Award. Along with receiving Best Actor/Actress, Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble awards in theatre competitions. Luckett’s students have been scouted by 20th Century Fox, Joy Pervis Talent, and Wilhelmina. Her protégés are successful actors and models in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, and Milan.
Luckett received her initial theatrical training at the esteemed Visual & Performing Arts Magnet program at Tri-Cities High School in East Point, Georgia. She earned a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Georgia State University and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership at Kennesaw State University, certifying her to lead in academic settings. She received her theatre certification from Columbus State University and also studied and performed at the University of Georgia. Luckett earned her Ph.D. in Theatre with an emphasis in Performance Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She also works as co-manager of global sensation recording artist: Rahbi. Her research interests include Performance Theory and Women’s Issues.
Luckett is a proud invitee of Harvard University’s Mellon Institute for Theater and Performance Research, Cornell University’s Performance Encounter Series, Northwestern University’s Mellon Program in Black Feminist Performance, and the esteemed Lincoln Center Directors Lab. She is Director of the Helen Weinberger Center for Drama and Playwriting and professor of Drama and Performance Studies at the University of Cincinnati.