Writing Residency Program 2019-20
We are proud to present the four emerging resident playwrights (Jessica Charles, Camille Darby, Johnny G. Lloyd, Jeremy O'Brian)
selected for our ten-month program that furthers our commitment to the development of new Black playwrights for the American theatre.
Camille Darby is an award-winning playwright from Jamaica whose stories explore the complexities of human existence through the lens of black characters. Plays include The White Peacock, Lords Resistance, Language of the Screamers, Exodus, & Queen Nanny. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Jeremy O'Brian is a Mississippi-born, Brooklyn-based playwright whose work has been produced/ developed with Tectonic Theatre Company, Lambda Literary, Athena Theatre Co., and The New School for Drama where he currently studies Playwriting. Jeremy holds a Masters in African Diaspora Studies from UT-Austin and a BA from Tougaloo College.
Jessica Charles graduated from UC Berkeley and has two MAs, most recently from RADA in London. As a black queer woman, she’s worked in theatres around the world yet still seeks her space. Jessica’s work creates space for people who haven’t been represented in theater. She writes for herself and subsequently all of us.