Playwrights

Anna Deavere Smith

Representative Plays:

Let Me Down Easy (2009)
Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 (1993)
Fires in the Mirror (1992)

Bio:

Anna Deavere Smith is an actress, playwright, teacher, and author. Her most recent play and film, Notes from the Field, look at the vulnerability of youth, inequality, the criminal justice system, and contemporary activism. The New York Times named the stage version of Notes from the Field among The Best Theater of 2016 and Time magazine named it one of the Top 10...

Anchuli Felicia King

Representative Plays:

Golden Shield (2019)

White Pearl (2019)

Bio:

Anchuli Felicia King is a playwright, screenwriter and multidisciplinary artist of Thai-Australian descent. As a playwright, King is interested in linguistic hybrids, digital cultures and globalization. Her plays have been produced by the Royal Court Theatre (London), Studio Theatre (Washington D.C.), American Shakespeare Center (Staunton), Melbourne Theatre Company (Melbourne), Sydney Theatre Company, National Theatre of...

Amina Henry

Representative Plays:

Hunter John and Jane: A Play with Songs (2015)
Ducklings (2014)

Bio:

Amina Henry is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Productions include: Ducklings at JACK (Brooklyn, NY), The Animals at JACK, Happily Ever at Brooklyn College, Bully at Interrobang Theater (Baltimore, MD), An American Family Takes a Lover, produced by The Cell: a 21stCentury Salon and presented by Theatre for the New City (New York, NY), Water produced by Drama of Works (...

Alvin Eng

Representative Plays:

Three Trees (2012)

Bio:

Alvin Eng is a native NYC playwright, performer, memoirist and educator. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Speech, Communications, and Theatre Arts at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Prior to this, he was an Assistant Professor in the Theatre Department of Goucher College and was also a Visiting Professor of Playwriting with the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College and the MFA Creative Writing Program at St. Francis College. For these...

Aleshea Harris

Representative Plays:

What To Send Up When It Goes Down (2018)
Is God Is
(2016)

Bio:

Aleshea Harris’s play Is God Is won the 2016 Relentless Award, garnered her an Obie Award for playwriting in 2017, was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and made The Kilroys' List of “the most recommended and underproduced plays by trans and female authors of color” for 2017. Is God Is will be adapted into a film produced by Scott Rudin and A24. What to Send Up When It Goes Down...

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...

Akash Mohimen

Representative Plays:

Under the Chestnut Tree (2013)
Mahua (2011)

About the Playwright:

Akash Mohimen is a young writer and filmmaker originally from Jamshedpur, but now based in Mumbai. He has written four plays including two children's plays, The Mighty Mirembayanna and The Prisoners of Peace, and a musical, Hattamala. He took part in the Royal Court/Rage workshops in 2010 and 2011. He wrote his fourth play Mahua at the workshop and it has been produced at Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai and...

Abhishek Majumdar

Representative Plays:

The Djinns of Eidgah (2017)
Afterlife of Birds (2012)

About the Playwright:

Abhishek Majumdar is a playwright, theatre director, teacher and actor based out of Bangalore. He holds Performing Arts Scholarships from Charles Wallace India Trust, the Inlaks Foundation and the London International School of Performing Arts. His plays have won the Hindu Metro Plus Playwright’s award and the Toto Funds the Arts award and have been produced in India and England. He is also a part of the International...

Aditi Brennan Kapil

Representative Plays:

Orange (2018)
Imogen Says Nothing (2017)
Agnes Under the Big Top (2012)

About the Playwright:

Aditi Brennan Kapil is a playwright, actress, and director raised in Sweden and currently residing in Minneapolis, MN. She is a graduate of Macalester College with a BA in English and Dramatic Arts. Aditi’s playwriting credits include a number of plays for youth, among them The Deaf Duckling a bilingual (ASL & English) educational touring show about growing up Deaf, created in...

Roy Conboy

Representative Plays:

Tailor From Chihuahua (2005)
Drive My Coche (1999)
When El Cucui Walks (1995)
The Journeys of the Angels (1995)
Dancing With the Missing (1992)

Bio:

Roy Conboy is a writer, director, and teacher of Latino/Mixed Blood descent. For more than 25 years he has been the head of the Playwriting Program at San Francisco State University....