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Inda Craig-Galván

Representative Plays:

Black Super Hero Magic Mama
a hit dog will holler
I Go Somewhere Else

About the Playwright:

Inda Craig-Galván writes stuff — mostly plays and TV. Her work often explores intra-racial conflicts and politics within the African-American community. Grounded in reality with a touch of magical realism that fucks with time & memories.

Inda's currently developing new works of theatre on commission with Primary Stages, Company One, and The Old Globe.

Produced plays include...

Ming Peiffer

Representative Plays:

Usual Girls (2016)

Bio:

Ming Peiffer is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter from Columbus, Ohio and the first Asian woman to be nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Play in its history. Her play USUAL GIRLS (3 Drama Desk Nominations including Outstanding Play, John Gassner Award Nomination, Hull Warriner Award Finalist, Relentless Award Honorable Mention, New York Times Critic’s Pick) enjoyed a double-extended, sold out run at Roundabout Underground in NYC in 2018. Her work has been developed and...

Adrienne Kennedy

Representative Plays:

Madame Bovary (2015)
Ohio State Murders (1992)
Funnyhouse of a Negro (1964)

About the Playwright:

Adrienne Kennedy continues to influence the world through her art. She was the recipient of the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, an Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement Award, the Lila Wallace—Reader's Digest Writers' Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in Literature Award. She was also granted a Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Writing,...

Katori Hall

Representative Plays:

Tina Turner the Musical (2018)
Hurt Village (2013)
The Mountaintop (2011)

Bio:

Katori Hall is an Olivier Award-winning playwright from Memphis, Tennessee and the showrunner of PUSSY VALLEY, a new Starz series based on her play of the same name. She also wrote the book for Tina, the hit West End musical based on the life and catalog of Tina Turner. Katori's play The Mountaintop, premiering at Theatre503 in 2009, transferred to the West End and won the Olivier...

Andrea Hairston

Representative Plays:

Soul Repairs
Lonely Stardust
Hummingbird Flying Backward
Dispatches
Archangels of Funk

About the Playwright:

Andrea Hairston is a novelist, playwright, and scholar. Aqueduct Press published: Will Do Magic For Small Change, a New York Times Editor’s pick and finalist for the Mythopoeic, Lambda, and Otherwise Awards; Mindscape, winner of the Carl Brandon Award; and Lonely Stardust, a collection of essays and plays. Her play...

Annette Arkeketa

Representative Plays:

Hokti
Ghost Dance

About the Playwright:

Annette Arkeketa is an enrolled member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma. She is also Muscogee Creek. She conducts professional workshops in poetry, playwriting, the creative process, script consultant, and documentary film making. She is also director of Native American film studies at Comanche Nation College.

LeAnne Howe

Representative Plays:

The Mascot Opera (2008)
Indian Radio Days (1998)
Big PowWow (1987)

About the Playwright:

Poet, fiction writer, filmmaker, and playwright LeAnne Howe was born and raised in Oklahoma and is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She worked as a newspaper journalist for 12 years before earning an MFA from Vermont College. Howe's lyrical poems engage Native American life. She is the author of the poetry collection Evidence of Red: Poems and Prose (2005), which won the Oklahoma Book...

Linda Hogan

Representative Plays:

A Piece of Moon (1981)

About the Playwright:

Linda Hogan was born in 1947, in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Oklahoma. She obtained a M.A. degree from University of Colorado at Boulder in 1978. Hogan is a passionate educator and speaker who has taught at the Indigenous Education Institute and at the University of Colorado. She has spoken at the United Nations Forum and a plenary speaker at the Environmental Literature Conference in Turkey in 2009. Hogan has played a prominent role in the development of contemporary...

Diane Glancy

Representative Plays:

The Woman Who Was a Red Deer Dressed for the Deer Dance (1995)
American Gypsy: Six Native American Plays (2002)
Cargo (2006)

About the Playwright:

Proficient in numerous genres—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and playwriting—Diane Glancy often creates work that reflects her Native American heritage. Part Cherokee, and of English and German descent, Glancy was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She has served as artist-in-residence for the Oklahoma State Arts Council (traveling...

Jackie Sibblies Drury

Representative Plays:

Fairview (2018)
Social Creatures (2013)
We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884–1915 (2012)

Bio:

Jackie Sibblies Drury is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Her critically acclaimed play Fairview premiered in 2018 at Soho Rep. Other plays include We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa,...