Nubia Monks is an actor, playwright, and educator. She has performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, The Women’s Theatre Festival, The Guthrie Theater, and The Folger Theater. As a writer, Nubia is interested in telling stories that cater to and center the Black experience. Her works include Hands of Color (Synchronicity Theatre, 2019), The War Unseen (Montana Repertory Theatre, 2020), and The Lost Women, which has been developed and workshopped at the Playwrights’ Center (‘21-’22 Jerome Fellowship) and The Playwright’s Realm (‘21-’22 Scratchpad Series). She is currently a member of the Realm’s Writer’s Group at The Playwright’s Realm, and is overflowing with excitement to be returning to the Playwrights’ Center as a Jerome Fellow for the second time.