About This Artist
Maryland Wolf Trap Teaching Artist
MSAC Teaching Artist Roster
About this Artist
Sisi Reid aka Sisi SoulShine (she/fae) is an internationally accomplished multidisciplinary theatre artist from Norfolk, Virginia and Wheaton, Maryland who practices theatre as a tool for collective liberation, healing, and youth empowerment. Sisi’s art is grounded in the values of justice, community building, and education instilled by her family and upbringing. As a creative visionary, Sisi is an actor, writer, playwright, dancer, director, spoken word poet, Emcee, facilitator, teaching artist, educator, and applied theater practitioner. Sisi is a graduate of University of Maryland and the Theater Lab’s Life Story Institute. She has taught and performed in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Michigan, London, and Brazil. She is a Maryland States Arts Council (MSAC) Independent Artist Awardee, Teaching Artist on the MSAC Roster, and an ArtEquity BIPOC Leadership Circle Alumni. Sisi continually curates and facilitates joyFULL spaces that are queer, Black, and abundant. She is the founder of Black Joy Creatives DC and Soul Shine Theater Garden, a performing arts Theater Garden centered around joy, play, travel, healing arts, and liberation. Soul Shine Theater Garden’s first new play is Rock Paper Scissors, a solo dance theater play, created and performed by Sisi.
“Sisi is a beacon, a guide, a healer, an initiator, a creative, a bright mind and soul constantly seeking and doing the work for self-love, community, joy, and truth. Her work is vital in a world where queer Black femmes' voices are silenced and suppressed.”
Participant of Black Joy Creatives DC (founded by Sisi)