Alum Kerri Shawn Reprises Title Role in 'Shirley Valentine'

Monday, March 26, 2018

EAST BAY TIMES -- Shawn is co-education director for Center REP and a resident actor with Fantasy Forum Actor’s Ensemble. Discovering theare while a student at Acalanes High School in Lafayette, she found her passion. After studying with Harvey Berman and Jim Kirkwood at Diablo Valley College, she earned a bachelor of arts in theater arts and speech from San Francisco State University.

Forty-four years and more than 100 productions after her first professional role (Stella at Center Rep in A Streetcar Named Desire), Shawn has won seven Shellie Awards and a Dean Goodman Award, among other honors.