t. tara turk-haynes is a novelist/playwright/screenwriter/producer whose work has appeared at LA’s Company of Angels, Hip Hop Theater Festival, the Actor's Studio, EST and the Kennedy Center. She graduated from Eugene Lang at The New School with her BA and Sarah Lawrence with her MFA, receiving the Lipkin Playwriting Award. t. tara was a Van Lier Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop, completed the Cosby Screenwriting Program and the Producer’s Guild Diversity Workshop, and was an emerging playwright at The Underwood Theater reading series along with Julia Cho, Theresa Rebeck and Rinne Groff. She has written several films featured in numerous festivals including “woodshed,” which premiered at the Hollywood Film Fest and won Best Short in the Montreal Film Festival. She won Best Screenplay at African American Women in Cinema and was an Urbanworld 2012 Screenplay Finalist. She co-produced the webseries “Dinner at Lola,” part of The CTO collective featuring Tracie Thoms, Yvette Nicole Brown, Cirroc Lofton, Bryan Fuller and Nelsan Ellis, among others. Her latest publication was a short story in Obsidian Call & Response: Experiments in Joy. Her fiction has appeared in the international anthology “X:24”, African Voices and Stress magazine. She has just finished a novel and a TV pilot on the Harlem Renaissance. She is a founding member of the producing playwrights collective The Temblors.