Meet Cheryl Williams

Meet Cheryl Williams

Cheryl Williams

Cheryl J. Williams hails from Smithfield, VA; has lived the last 36 years between Maryland, Iowa, New Jersey and Richmond, VA. Currently she is Chair of the Fine Arts Department and Head of the Theatre Program at Virginia Union University while teaching Public Speaking and Intro to Communication at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College both in Richmond, VA. Prior to moving to Richmond she taught at Morgan State University, Coppin State University, and Rutgers University. While teaching is Cheryl’s passion there are other aspects of the theatre world in which she has leaned a hand and that includes lighting design; sound design; directing; production stage manager; performer; and production manager.

Internationally she has worked at the National Theatre of Ghana, Accra, Ghana; University of Ghana, School of Performing Arts; Centre Cultural Francais, Lome, Togo; Musée Nationale des Arts, Bamako, Mali; and National Theatre of El Salvador, El Salvador, Brazil.

The other half of Ms. Williams’ life is that of theology. February 24, 2013 she will have completed her Masters of Divinity from Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. In addition she is a Master Teacher/Director in the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary. In this arena Ms. Williams has been a guest speaker for churches, workshops, national and international conferences.

Ms. Williams holds a M.F.A. from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts; M.Div. from Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology; and a B.A. from Iowa State University.


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