Angela J. Davis is the author of The Spanish Prayer Book, recently named one of the top 21 new plays (from a field of over twelve hundred) for the Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative, and slated for world premiere during the The Road Theatre Company's 2019-2020 season. Additional playwriting honors include: 2018 ATHE Award for Excellence in Playwriting - 2nd Place Winner, Eugene O’Neill semi-finalist, 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 (2019 Itinerant Theatre: The Play's The Thing; 2018 Georgia Arts & Letters Prize finalist, Sky Blue Theatre (London) /British Theatre Challenge Short List, Frostburg Arts Center New Play Award - 2nd-Place Winner), 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 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, 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 national 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.