Angela J. Davis is the author of The Spanish Prayer Book, recently named one of sixteen semi-finalists (from a field of over twelve hundred plays) for the Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative, the 2018 ATHE Award for Excellence in Playwriting - Second Place Winner, 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 (Getchell) First-Alternate Winner, and MultiStages (NYC) New-Play Award top-12, among other honors. Angela’s plays Agathe (2018 Arts & Letters Prize finalist, also recently selected for the 2018 British Theatre Challenge Short List), The Czar’s Daughters (2017 Pittsburgh Original Works Series, TASN semi-finalist, Everyday Inferno Company-NYC Final Short List) and Charlotte 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 Pittsburgh Original Works Series, and the HRC Showcase Theatre. 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 a practicing attorney, 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 and PEN America.