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Northshore September 2015

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Sheryl Faye plays historical characters in her three different one-woman shows. 44 | SEPTEMBER 2015 nshoremag.com BY KILEY JACQUES Through live portrayals of historical women, actor Sheryl Faye makes connections for young people. Class Act Performer Sheryl Faye makes an impact—a heartfelt, thought- provoking impact that leaves a tear in many an eye. Whether she's portraying Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, or Clara Barton, there's photographs by Elise Sinagra not an audience member who isn't riveted by the story she tells. The Emerson graduate launched this aspect of her acting career in 2003, when she joined a Chi- cago–based theatre company that worked with Boston actors per- forming historical characters. That company wrote the Helen Keller and Clara Barton shows that Faye now performs as part of her one- woman show repertoire. She wrote the Eleanor Roosevelt show, and she presents all three in elemen- tary schools throughout the North Shore and beyond. "I have grown to admire these women so much," says Faye, who not only brings them to life but also ties their stories to contemporary issues facing children, like bullying. FAC ES

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