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Angela J. Davis

Angela J. Davis is the author of The Spanish Prayer Book (The Road Theatre Company, 2019-20 season; L.A. Times Best Bet). Angela’s dramatic plays AGATHE (2020 New American Voices Award), Charlotte (Hidden River Arts Award), The Czar’s Daughters (Pittsburgh Original Works Series), and Mata H. (Frostburg Art Center New Play Series; Sky Blue Theatre (London) / British Theatre Challenge Short List) are each part of the 365 Women a Year International Playwriting Project. Her play Hong Kong Date Night was named best new comedic short by the Ojai Valley Artists Theatre Ensemble and an official selection for the 2020 New York-based OC Arts Ten Minute PlayFest. Recently named in the top 21 (from a field of over twelve hundred) for the Moss Hart and Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative, additional playwriting honors include: Eugene O’Neill semi-finalist (three times), New American Voices Award, HRC Showcase Official Selection (twice), ATHE Award for Excellence in Playwriting – 2nd place winner, Marsha A. Croyle Award for Achievement in Playwriting, FutureFest Official Selection, Julie Harris Playwright Award – Top 5, Playhouse Creatures/Rodriguez (NYC) Award – top 5. Recent work presented/forthcoming at The Landing Theatre, Chameleon Theatre Circle, HRC Showcase, The Road, The Blank Theatre, Itinerant Theatre Company, Theatre In the Raw (Vancouver), Tempest Productions, The Dayton Playhouse, and elsewhere. Angela’s poetry and prose pieces appear in numerous national publications, including a University of Iowa Press anthology. A Pushcart Prize nominee and one of sixteen writers selected as Literary Hosts for the 2018 PEN America LitFest, Angela holds degrees from Stanford and UCLA and is an adjunct professor at Southwestern Law School from which she received the 2018 Award for Excellence in Teaching. Member of Dramatists Guild of America, PEN America, and the Antaeus Theatre Company Playwrights Lab.

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