Special Programs Fellow
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Sabriaya Shipley is a Philadelphia based actress, poet, playwright, and teaching artist. Sabriaya received her BA from Temple University where she concentrated in Acting, Poetry as Performance, and Poetic Ethnography. She works with Philadelphia Young Playwrights/The Colored Girls Museum "Performing Identities as the Special Projects Fellow, a core teaching artist with Germantown's Yes! And Collaborative Arts Program, and as Program Director for Tree House Books - A north Philly based giving library and literacy center. Her original choreopoem Dancing Again in Love was recently featured in the Philadelphia Fringe Arts Festival. Theatre credits include the Philadelphia Premiere of Ike Holter's Hit the Wall - Roberta (Temple Theaters), Bob: A Life in Five Acts (Azuka Theatre) Clouds in the Kitchen (Painted Bride), Ground that Shout (Philadelphia Contemporary/ Almanac Dance Theatre), Mother Emmanuel: An American Musical (the New Freedom Theatre), Liberi Tutti: Secret Showcase- Pam (Painted Bride), For Colored Girls Who.... - Lady in Brown (Temple Theaters), Trade and Generations (Inis Nua Theatre). Sabriaya is a citizen artist committed to the creation of Black and Brown art.