Meet our 2022 Distinguished Alumni

Alumni Tuesday, 31 May 2022



Meet our 2022 Distinguished Alumna, Shamar S. White!

Shamar S. White is a Television Writer, Screenwriter, and Playwright hailing from Chicago, Illinois. Shamar is a decorated Army Combat Veteran, having served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan twice.

In 2016, Shamar earned her MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she received the 2016 Outstanding Writing for Half-Hour Television Award. Her Ten-Minute Play ‘Detained’ received its world premiere at the Obie award-winning The Fire this Time Festival in New York City. In addition, her Full-Length Play ‘Back to Back’ was a Semi-Finalist for the 2017 Eugene O’Neil National Playwright’s Conference.

Most recently, Shamar received The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation Screenwriting Award at the 2017 Fusion Film Festival for her feature screenplay ‘Summer Kaos.’ Shamar was also a Staff Writer for the CW Network’s military drama, ‘VALOR.’

We welcome Shamar on Friday, June 3rd at 4 p.m. as our Twelfth Grade Commencement speaker.

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