The Mountaintop at Chester Theatre 

"Fort is lovely, the most quietly exotic woman I’ve seen on stage in a long while...Her voice is magical and her magic (she performs some illusions here) is palpable, always hitting home...Fort is absolutely divine in this role."

- J. Peter Bergman, The Berkshire Edge



Harry and the Thief at The Habitat/Robert Moss Theater

“…the thief of the title is Mimi (Shelley Fort), a professional criminal who finds Harry leading a band of runaway slaves north.”

— Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times

The New York Times: "Review: 'Harry and the Thief,' a Trip Back to the Plantation


Burnished by Grief at La MaMa

“Blossom (Shelley Fort), a hardheaded number cruncher looking for love.”

— Andy Webster, The New York Times

The New York Times: "Review: 'Burnished by Grief'; About Living In Close Quarters


Intimate Apparel at Trinity Repertory Theater

“Shelley Fort, a second-year student in the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA acting program, easily keeps pace with the veteran cast members. Fort's portrayal of fallen-woman Mayme is brassy and layered as she touches on the character's unreachable dreams, deep-seated hurts, and the quick-witted humor that serves as her most ready defense. Fort and Ellis have a particularly intense and compelling scene together late in the second act that is a standout moment for both women in the production.”

— Veronica Bruscini, Broadway World

Broadway World: Riveting Intimate Apparel Takes Center Stage at Trinity Rep


“Mayme the whore is feisty and edgy, but those characteristics cover up a pain that she only begins to hint at. Fort shows both sides of the character expertly, slipping effortlessly from behind the tough veneer for intimate confessions.”

— Susan McDonald, The Sun Chronicle

The Sun Chronicle: Trinity Rep's 'Intimate Apparel' Reveals Much About Life, Love


A Christmas Carol at Trinity Repertory Theater

Broadway World: Trinity Rep to Present A Christmas Carol