THE PLAYWRIGHTS

Meghan Brown

Nate Rufus Edelman

Oliver Mayer

John Pollono

Kemp Powers

Vasanti Saxena

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KEMP POWERS

Kemp Powers is a playwright, screenwriter and author. He is a resident playwright at Los Angeles’ multi award-winning Rogue Machine Theatre company, where the 2013 world premiere of his play, One Night in Miami... landed three Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awards (play, ensemble, Ted Schmitt Award for best world premiere) and four NAACP Theatre Awards (best playwright, ensemble, play, director). It has since enjoyed a record-breaking run at Baltimore Center Stage and a critically-acclaimed engagement at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. It is currently in development for its commercial debut on London’s West End. Other plays include The Two Reds, Little Black Shadows (2016 Pacific Playwrights Festival, South Coast Rep) and Christa McAuliffe’s Eyes Were Blue (Denver Center commission). Kemp is a playwright-in-residence at the 2016 Colorado New Play Summit at the DCPA. He has toured as a storyteller for the Peabody Award-winning series The Moth and was one of 50 storytellers selected for publication in their 2013 debut book, The Moth: 50 True Stories (NY Times bestseller). He is currently developing the dark comedy My First Black Friend with John Pollono for FX and producer Nina Jacobson (The Hunger Games).

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