LGBTQIA+

Ianne Fields Stewart

Representative Plays:

A Complicated Woman (2019)

Bio:

Ianne Fields Stewart (pronouns: she/her/they/them) is a black, queer, and transfeminine New York-based storyteller. Ianne's work is divided into three platforms: the platform they stand on as a performer; the platform they build amongst others as a cultural competency consultant and community organizer; and the platform they build for others to stand on as a playwright, director, teaching artist, and choreographer. As a performer, Ianne has...

Harrison David Rivers

Representative Plays:

Five Points (2018)
This Bitter Earth (2017)
Sweet (2016)
Salvagers (2014)
The Sea and the Stars (2014)

Bio:

HARRISON DAVID RIVERS is the winner of the 2018 Relentless Award for his play the bandaged place (New York Stage & Film).

His produced plays include: When Last We Flew (GLAAD Media Award, NYFringe Excellence in Playwriting Award, NYFringe, Diversionary Theatre, TheatreLAB, Real Live Theatre), Sweet (AUDELCO nomination for Best Play, National Black...

Haresh Sharma

Representative Plays:

Poor Thing (2015)
Off Centre (2000)
Lanterns Never Go Out (1993)

Bio:

Haresh is Resident Playwright of The Necessary Stage and co-Artistic Director of the annual M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. To date, he has written more than 100 plays. His play, Off Centre, was selected by the Ministry of Education as a Literature text for N and O Levels, and republished by The Necessary Stage in 2006. In 2008, Ethos Books published Interlogue: Studies in Singapore Literature, Vol. 6,...

George C. Wolfe

Representative Plays:

Jelly’s Last Jam (1991)
The Colored Museum (1986)

Bio:

Playwright and artistic director George C. Wolfe was born on September 23, 1954 in Frankfort, Kentucky. Wolfe attended the Rosenwald Laboratory School, where he discovered an interest in staging and directing. As a teenager, Wolfe attended a summer theater workshop at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and began directing plays. Wolfe graduated from Pomona College in 1976 with a B.A. in theater. He wrote and directed his first play,...

Donja R. Love

Representative Plays:

Fireflies (2018)
Sugar in Our Wounds (2018)

Bio:

Donja R. Love is an Afro-Queer playwright, poet, and filmmaker. He's the 2017 Princess Grace Fellow, a Eugene O’ Neill 2017 National Playwrights Conference finalist, The Lark's 2016 Van Lier New Voices Playwriting Fellow, The Playwrights Realm’s 2016-2017 Writing Fellow, and the 2016 Arch and Bruce Brown Playwriting Award recipient. His work has been developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Rising Circle Theatre, The Lark, and The Playwrights Realm. He’s the co-...

David Henry Hwang

Representative Plays:

Yellow Face (2008)
Golden Child (1998)
M Butterfly (1988)

Bio:

David Henry Hwang’s stage works includes the plays M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Yellow Face, Kung Fu, Golden Child, The Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, as well as the Broadway musicals Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney’s Tarzan. Hwang is a Tony Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time OBIE Award winner, and a two-time...

Derek Lee McPhatter

Representative Plays:

Bring the Beat Back (2017)

Bio:

Derek Lee McPhatter is a writer and producer. Recent plays include This App is Not the Business and Bring the Beat Back. Derek recently completed a Tutterow Fellowship at Chicago Dramatists where he developed Real Talk with Auntie B, a satire on American ambition in the age of social media. He is a 2016-2018 I AM SOUL Resident Playwright at The National Black Theatre (Harlem) which presented his play Serious Adverse Events. 2019 is Derek’s third...

Colman Domingo

Representative Plays:

Dot (2016)
A Boy and His Soul (2009)
Up Jumped Springtime (1998)

Bio:

A 2020 Julliard School Creative Associate, Colman Domingo is a Tony, Lawrence Olivier, Drama Desk, Drama League and NAACP Theatre Award nominated, OBIE and Lucille Lortel Award winning actor, playwright, director and producer. He has been recently celebrated as a Newport Beach Film Festival’s Artist of Distinction and honored by The Vineyard Theatre for his thirty year body of work. Domingo’s hit...

Chisa Hutchinson

Representative Plays:

Somebody’s Daughter (2018)
Dead & Breathing (2017)
Surely Goodness and Mercy (2017)
Alondra Was Here (2013)
She Like Girls (2010)
The Subject (2008)

Bio:

Chisa Hutchinson (B.A. Vassar College; M.F.A NYU - Tisch School of the Arts) is a New York-based playwright and screenwriter. Most recently, her radio drama, Proof of Love, was presented by Audible and New York Theatre Workshop at the Minetta Lane Theater in NYC and can now...

Cherríe Moraga

Representative Plays:

The Mathematics of Love (2017)
Digging Up the Dirt (2010)
The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea (1995)

Bio:

Cherríe Moraga is an internationally recognized poet, playwright, essayist and memoirist. As a playwright, she has received two Fund for New American Plays Awards, the NEA’s Playwrights’ Fellowship, as well as a Drama-logue and Critics Circle Award, and the Pen West Award. She has published three volumes of plays: Heroes & Saints & Other Plays; The Hungry Woman/Heart of...