Sharon Young

ARTFORMS: Drama , Acting


Sharon, originally from Helensburgh, gained a first degree in Eng. Lit. from Glasgow University before going on to study acting at RSAMD. There she has impressed with her range, depth, wit and flexibility in her acting. In her second year at RSAMD she was selected as a candidate for the prestigious UK-wide Laurence Olivier Bursary Competition.

Sharon’s ultimate ambition is to be deeply involved in Scottish theatre. She has already appeared with Oran Mor in Glasgow, with the NTS/Dundee Rep’s ‘Peer Gynt’, directed by Dominic Hill, and at Perth Theatre. Perhaps because of her first degree, Sharon is noted for a creative and intelligent engagement with the text, and she is particularly valued as a committed ensemble player. Sharon is passionate about Scottish theatre and hopes to contribute to the arts in Scotland in the future.

How the Award Helped

The Dewar Arts Award has helped Sharon to finance the final year of her drama degree.

Since the Award

Sharon graduated successfully with a degree in acting and the Phil McCall Memorial prize. She has secured an agent and since worked at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and the Young Vic in London. She looks forward to a long-term career in the theatre.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and say that receiving this award will make such a huge difference, allowing me to focus more fully on my studies.