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QSTC’s emerging playwrights are: Michael Mobley for his play Monsters, and
Dorcas Sowunmi for her play Safe Ride.
Dorcas Sowunmi is a Performing Artist/Playwright/Educator, based in New York, originally from Texas. She received her MFA in Acting from The University of Texas at Austin. Dorcas is currently a member of The Echoes Writer’s Group at Primary Stages in New York.
Michael Mobley writes about the intimate and private lives of Black Americans throughout America’s past, present, and future. Writing about the inner lives of Black Americans allows him to shatter stereotypes and reveal a part of America that has been historically ignored and cast aside. Two of his one-acts were Regional Finalists for the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play. He is currently a part of the National Young Playwrights in Residence Program at Echo Theater Company .
Michael Bradford Residency Playwrights
Chris Eli Blak: Cris Eli Blak is playwright whose work has been performed around the world. He continues to strive to create work that reflects the world that we live in, with all of its different and diverse colors, creeds and cultures. I write plays that hold a mirror to society, showing the reflection of what is, what was and what could be.
Michael Jones: Michael's "Josh:The Black Babe Ruth," was presented by Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre and again at Black Spectrum and Theater for the New City. His plays "It Takes a Village to Raise Hell,""Family Matters,"and "Angela's Justice,"a play about Angela Davis were produced in New York City. He has several screenplays written, including "Where's the Beef?"
James Anthony Tyler, recipient of the 3rd Annual Horton Foote Playwriting Award. His plays include Artney Jackson (Williamstown Theatre Festival, 2018), Some Old Black Man (Berkshire Playwrights Lab), Dolphins and Sharks (LAByrinth Theater Company, Finborough Theatre in London). Current TV writer new Apple Drama. MFA Howard, MFA NYU, Diploma Juilliard.
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