Sheila Joon Azim
A note on Covid:
Staying creative and connected during this unprecedented time has affirmed for me the importance of Art, health and community. It is our ability to adapt and support each other during difficult times that revives my love for humanity and faith in human potential. I feel it's important to give ourselves downtime so we can return present-hearted and ready to share when we are ready- please don't feel like the pressure's on to write "King Lear" if you need to just sleep and integrate. Personally I've been doing well, staying balanced and trying to be honest with myself. Currently, I'm offering free weekly yoga classes as an offering to the community at large, (please contact me to join this list!), I'm participating in online play readings, rehearsing future staged readings and going to as many online dance parties as possible (my lip sync game is ON). Please reach out to me for resources to help keep you engaged, calm and honest or if you just need someone to bring you groceries. I miss laughing with you and creating the shared magic that Art IS.
With Love and gratitude- your friend and creative conspirator, Sheila-Joon.
Sheila-Joon Azim's friends call her Joon; which translates to "essence of" or "dear" in Farsi. Sheila-Joon is a half Iranian, half Swedish Seattle native who works out of NYC, Atlanta and Los Angeles, having roots in all 4 corners. She was recently seen in Riptide by Alisa Zhulina, directed by Mary Hodges (Broadway's Slave Play, A.D) in New Perspectives Theatre Company's Women's Work Festival, Off-Broadway at The Duke Theatre in Daniel Curzon's The Blasphemer and The Metropolitan Playhouse's East Village Chronicles, directed by Michael Hardart playing Janis Joplin. Named a 2015 Mary Louise Rockwell Scholar with Primary Stages/ESPA, other credits include work with Primary Stages/59E.59, The Cherry Lane Theatre, Amoralists/Rattlestick, New York Fringe, The National Arts Club, The Lark, Red Fern Theatre Co., Rabbit Hole Ensemble, The Shaw Project, Judith Shakespeare Company, Lunar Energy Productions, Theater 2020, Theatreworks USA, etc. Regionally, she has worked with The McCarter Theatre, George St. Playhouse and The Annex Theatre. Select films include award winning Le Crueset by Don Downie, The Two by Jairo Garcia, 3 people you've never heard of by Dave Rosfeld, Chanticleer and Poker Face by Becky Lane, and multi-award winning film Plan B, by Sarah-Rose Meredith. Joon is a jazz and blues singer appearing regularly at Burning Man inspired parties and a registered Yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance having completed her 200 hour training at One Yoga (RYS200). Proud AEA, SAG and AFTRA member. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3574838/
Click Below to Watch Director Lee Manansala's "The Cigarette of the Strongman" featuring Margaret Singer and Sheila Joon