Philana Imade Omorotionmwan
Jerome Fellow
Minneapolis, MN

Philana Imade Omorotionmwan (o-more-o-tune-wah) 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 semi-finalist for the 2017 Relentless Award and  two-time finalist for the Heideman Award, Philana holds a BA in English from Stanford University. She completed an MFA in Playwriting in 2018.