Angela J. Davis is the author of The Spanish Prayer Book (September - November 2019 at The Road Theatre Company; dir.: Lee Sankowich; (recent press: http://stageraw.com/2019/10/06/the-spanish-prayer-book/ and .and https://nohoartsdistrict.com/theatres/theatre-reviews/item/6630-the-road...). 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: 2019 Marsha A. Croyle Award for Achievement in Playwriting, 2018 ATHE Award for Excellence in Playwriting - 2nd Place Winner, Eugene O’Neill semi-finalist (twice), PlayPENN top-12 finalist, Julie Harris Award top-5 finalist, Dayton Playhouse FutureFest selection, HRC Showcase selection, SETC New-Play Award First-Alternate Winner, Playhouse Creatures-Rodriguez Award (NYC) top 5, and MultiStages (NYC) top-12. Angela’s plays Agathe (Official 2019 selection: Tempest Productions, Chameleon Theatre Circle, Itinerant Theatre: The Play's The Thing; 2018 Georgia Arts & Letters Prize finalist, Sky Blue Theatre (London) /British Theatre Challenge Short List), Charlotte (2019 Hidden River Arts Short Play Award - First Place Winner, 2019 Viterbo New Works Festival), The Czar’s Daughters (2018 Hidden River Arts Finalist, 2017 Pittsburgh Original Works Series, Everyday Inferno Company-NYC Final Short List), and Mata H. (2019 Sky Blue Theatre (London) / British Theatre Challenge Final Short List) are each part of the 365 Women a Year International Playwriting Project. Recent work presented and/or forthcoming at the Dayton Playhouse, The Road Theatre Company, The Blank Theatre, Chameleon Theatre Circle, The Itinerant Theatre Company, the Pittsburgh Original Works Series, the HRC Showcase Theatre, and the Frostburg Palace Theater. Angela’s poetry, prose, and essays appear in numerous publications, including a University of Iowa Press anthology.
A Pushcart Prize nominee and two-time O’Neill semi-finalist, Angela studied comparative literature at Stanford and lives and writes in Los Angeles, where she is also an adjunct professor at Southwestern Law School (where she received the 2018 Award for Excellence in Teaching), and the creator of an award-winning multi-media program on elimination of bias in courtroom environments. Member of Dramatists Guild of America, PEN America, and the Antaeus Theatre Company Playwrights Lab.