Philana Omorotionmwan
Jerome Fellow
Minneapolis, MN

Philana Imade Omorotionmwan (o-more-o-tune-wha) is originally from Baton Rouge, LA. Her writing frequently considers how the processes by which we are "othered" can often lead to our bodies feeling like prisons. Her plays include Before Evening ComesStrong FaceFireflies, and The Defiance of Dandelions. Her work has been developed and/or recognized by the American Playwriting Foundation, BAPF, Br!nk, La MaMa, and Athena Project. A two-time finalist for the Heideman Award, she holds a BA in English from Stanford University and recently completed and MFA in Playwriting.