Sharon Litwinoff, an artivist, is a trained singer and actor combatant who has performed in musicals, plays, and more throughout the tri-state metropolitan area. She kicked off her cabaret career in the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s 2012 In My Other Life Cabaret. Following that performance, she jumped over to the opera world, appearing in Die Fledermaus with the Temple University Opera Theater. Sharon was most recently seen in the premiere of Infinite Variety Productions' In Their Footsteps, a docudrama based on the oral histories of women who served in the Vietnam War. It premiered at UNDER St. Mark's Theatre in late 2017. Just before that, she reprised her role as Sunshine Sarah Wells in IVP's Beyond the Etchings on Veterans Day 2017. A workshop of the piece was done at the Vietnam Women's Memorial on Veterans Day 2016, and the story was revisited at the Vietnam Memorial in NYC in conjunction with Memorial Day 2017. Other credits include Woman Who Gives A Fuck in Body of Women with Terra & the Dactyls and Fourth U Artivists, Mrs. Winthrop in The Secret Garden with Pleasant Valley Productions, Kay Banks in Father of the Bride with interACT Productions, Ragtime with Pleasant Valley Productions and Gladys in 42nd Street at the Bergen Performing Arts Center. Sharon will next be seen as Juliet in AlphaNYC Theater Company’s upcoming production of I Hate Shakespeare! at the Producer’s Club.
Trained in acting at Temple University, Sharon studied techniques including Chekhov, Hagen, and Stanislavski, as well as Fitzmorris and Alexander. She studied the unarmed and single sword disciplines of stage combat under Ian Rose, who described her fighting style to have “the eye of the tiger.” She continues to study Stage Combat with Alicia Rodis in Galhalla, Valkyrie Combat Collective, and Fights4, and is certified in single sword, knife, and unarmed. She is currently studying stage intimacy with Intimacy Directors International. Sharon studied composition under Michael Klinghoffer at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where she also trained in dance styles including ballet, contemporary, modern Israeli, and Gaga. Tap and jazz are other dance styles that keep her feet moving.
Sharon is a member of 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company in Manhattan. She originated the role of Rose Hockley in After Carpathia with Smile Frown Theatre Guild in Philadelphia. Other Philadelphia theater credits include Betty Parris in The Crucible (Temple Theaters) and Emily in Emily’s Grandmother (New Voices: Philadelphia Young Playwrights Festival). She performed overseas in Truly Scrumptious! with the Jerusalem English Speaking Theatre and Israel Musicals. Her film credits include appearances in the short film Stripped, the new hit web series Soon By You, Gwen in the web series Shadows of Ava and Sunflower in a.k.a. Profile Glitch, and multimedia work in the play Kiss Me or Cut Off My Head. She did voiceover work for the children’s story “Gloria Has the Greedies” and for Israeli standardized tests.
When she is not fighting vampires or occupying herself via other impressive activities, Sharon writes such things as music, plays, and inspirational Facebook statuses. She is also a guest artist with the punk rock band Terra & the Dactyls. Sharon is dedicated to using the arts to make the world a better place.