Sharmarke Yusuf (B.F.A. '20, contemporary theater) has long had an interest in writing, and he began to take it seriously as an area of focus after taking a playwriting class at the Conservatory. He is currently pursuing a creative writing minor, which includes Berklee College of Music courses.
Since I declared a creative writing minor, the scope of how I view myself as an artist has expanded exponentially. Honing my skills as a writer means I can have more autonomy in telling important stories rather than solely relying on other people to cast me as an actor. Since I began focusing on my writing, a play that I wrote last semester, Toystore, was selected to be produced in Reground Theatre Collective’s inaugural theater festival on April 12. I can’t wait to take more writing classes next year and grow even more as a writer and artist.