Phanésia Pharel is a playwright from the great state of Florida and even greater city of Miami!! Grounded in poetry and Afrofuturism she often writes about the divine metaphysical dilemma of colored girlhood. Her plays span revolutions, islands, and explores futures built on love by centering women's pleasure, safety, and joy. AKA hopeful and magical survivor stories for the young, poor, women, colored, and those audacious enough to be all of the above.
Full lengths; LUCKY (New York Stage and Film) . BLACK GIRL JOY (Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Finalist Prize, Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist, Jane Chambers Finalist,O’neill Semi-Finalist,). Other Honors include City Theatre National Short Playwriting Finalist and Blank Stage “Future of Playwriting” Semi-Finalist.
Phanésia is a member of the Obie award-winning EST/ Youngblood group. Commissions include City Theatre Miami, the Latinx Playwrights Circle & Pregones/PRTT Greater Good Commission and Thrown Stone Theatre. Residencies include New York Stage and Film, Echo Theater Company of Los Angeles, the Playwrights Center Core Apprenticeship and the Inaugural 068 Magazine Thrown Stone Theatre Fellowship. Publishing: Concord Theatricals, Smith and Kraus Best Plays of 2020, Reset Coalition 2020 Anthology and the City Theatre Anthology.
She loves tv & audio too. Especially mysteries! Recent favorites include Single Drunk Female, Blood & Water, Maid, Red Collar and Homecoming.
BA: Urban Studies, Barnard College of Columbia University.
Management: Brandy Rivers @ Industry Entertainment
Theatre Rep: Bonnie Davis @ Bret Adams Agency
Core Apprentice Phanésia Pharel has been named as a finalist for the The Jane Chambers Award for Excellence in Feminist Playwriting for the play Black Girl Joy. This award recognizes plays and performance texts created by women and genderqueer writers that present a feminist perspective and contain significant opportunities for female performers. This annual award, administered by the Women in Theatre Program of ATHE, is given in memory of lesbian playwright Jane Chambers, a major feminist voice in American theatre.