LGBTQIA+

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...

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Representative Plays:

Appropriate (2016 Pulitzer Prize Finalist)
Gloria (2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist)
An Octoroon (2014)
Neighbors (2010)

Bio:

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins was born in Washington, D.C. on December 29, 1984. He graduated high school as Valedictorian and went on to study Anthropology at Princeton University from which he graduated in 2006. In 2007, he earned a Masters in Performance Studies from NYU. That same year he started work in the New Yorker's fiction...

Aziza Barnes

Representative Plays:

BLKS (2019)

Bio:

Aziza Banres is the winner of the 2015 Pamet River Prize; her first full length collection, i be but i ain’t, is from YesYes Books, 2016. Her first chapbook, me Aunt Jemima & the nailgun, was the inaugural winner of the Exploding Pinecone Prize from Button Poetry. She is a Cave Canem Fellow, co-founder of The Conversation Literary Festivaland co-host of the podcast, The Poetry Gods. Aziza is a graduate of New York University, member of The Dance Cartel and...

Aurin Squire

Representative Plays:

Zoohouse (2016)
To Whom It May Concern (2015)
Obama-ology (2014)

Bio:

Aurin Squire is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and reporter. He is a recipient of the 2014 Lecomte du Nouy Prize from Lincoln Center and the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwright Fellowship at The Juilliard School. In 2013 his drama Freefalling was produced at Barrington Stage Company and won the 2013 Fiat Lux Award from the Catholic Church’s Theatre Conference. In 2014 Squire won the...

Alfian Sa'at

Representative Plays:

Nadira (2009)
Homesick (2006)
Harmony Daze (2005)
Tekka Voices (2004)
Yesterday My Classmate Died (1997)

Bio:

Born in 1977, Alfian Bin Sa’at was a fourth year medical student at the National University of Singapore when he published A History of Amnesia. His first book of verse, One Fierce Hour, was well-received in Singapore and Malaysia. His collection of short stories, Corridor, won the Singapore Literature Prize Commendation Award in 1998; this was...

Rey Pamatmat

Representative Plays:

House Rules (2016)
Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (2012)

Bio:

Rey Pamatmat is a celebrated Filipino-American gay playwright from Port Huron, Michigan. He grew up acting in a local community theater, surrounded by few peers who looked like him. Influenced by Tony Kushner, Maria Irene Fornes, and August Wilson, Pamatmat has been the Co-Director of the Ma-Yi’s Writers Lab since 2004, the nation’s largest collective of Asian-American playwrights. His play Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit...

Virginia Grise

Representative Plays:

Siempre Norteada: Always Late, Always Lost (2014)

Making Myth (2013)

blu (2010)

rasgos asiaticos (2011)

Bio:

From panzas to prisons, from street theatre to large-scale multimedia performances, from princess to chafa – Virginia Grise writes plays that are set in bars without windows, barrio rooftops, and lesbian bedrooms. Her play blu was the winner of the 2010 Yale Drama Series Award and was recently published by Yale University Press. Her other...

Timothy DuWhite

Representative Plays:

Neptune (2018)

Bio:

Timothy DuWhite is a writer, poet, playwright, performance artist, and activist. His work is both brave and exhilarating, and directly addresses difficult and controversial issues such as HIV, state sanctioned violence, racism, and queerness.

He has performed at the United Nations/UNICEF, Apollo Theater, Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, Bowery Poetry Club, Dixon Place, La Mama Theater, Issue Project Room, on the behalf of Adidas and many more. He has delivered keynote speeches and appeared at...

Tracey Scott Wilson

Representative Plays:

Buzzer (2016)
The Story (2004)

Bio:

Tracey Scott Wilson's current work includes The Story, which was first produced at The Joseph Papp Public Theater/NYSF, and transferred to the Long Wharf Theatre. The Story has since been produced at thirty theatres nationwide. Additional productions include Order My Steps for Cornerstone Theater's Black Faith/AIDS project in Los Angeles; and Exhibit #9, produced in New York City by New Perspectives Theatre and Theatre Outrageous; Leader of the People produced at New...