Charissa J. Adams is an actor, director, producer and the creator of Fractured Shakespeare, who is passionate about telling stories centered around women, POC,  LGBTQ and non-binary folks. Photos by Wyoh Photo.

Charissa J. Adams

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Speak I Will at Hollywood Fringe 2019

Shakespeare’s Words. Our Truth. 

Charissa J. Adams produced and co-wrote the first Fractured Shakespeare performance at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, which went on to win the Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producers’ Award 2019!
By piecing together some of the Bard’s most famous texts, the performers create their own unique Fractured Shakespeare monologues. Don’t miss Fractured Shakespeare as they combine the words of Beatrice, King Lear, Lady Macbeth, Henry V, Katherina “The Shrew” and more, to explore issues of gender, power, identity, and love.


A Pilot by Gumption Pictures

Best of Fest at the 2019 Catalyst Content Festival 

Best Short Form Television Pilot at 2019 Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival.

While Prospero is often portrayed as a vengeful, angry man fighting to regain his status and concerned with finding someone to care of his daughter, Charissa Adam’s Prospera used the arguably more powerful strengths of forgiveness and harmonization to restore her former life.

Ms. In The Biz
The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Presented by The Liminal Space Players.

Director: Riley Shanahan
Assistant Director : Jessica Martin

Prospera: Charissa J. Adams
Miranda/ Gonzalo: Harriette Feliz
Caliban/Sebastian: Benjamin McFadden
Ferdinand/Boatswain: Josh Pinkowski
Ariel/ Master: Kyla Kennedy
Trinculo/ Antonia : Paige Henderson
Stephano/ Alonso : Christopher Morson

Was it Rape Then?

Charissa J. Adams wrote, co-produced and starred in the first Fractured Shakespeare short film: A narrative short following four women in their fight against sexual assault, all using the recontextualized words of Shakespeare.

This short film turns the focus of the quote on its head, serving not only to empower women as the focus of the piece, but also to express the burden of guilt and confusion that many victims suffer.

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