Jonathan Norton

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penny candy (PlayPenn, 2017)
My Tidy List of Terrors (Playpenn, 2012)

Jonathan Norton’s work has been produced or developed by Dallas Theater Center, PlayPenn, Black and Latino Playwrights Conference, TeCoTheatrical Productions, Castillo Theatre, Soul Rep Theater Company, African American Repertory Theater, and the South Dallas Cultural Center. Jonathan’s play Mississippi Goddamn was a Finalist for the Mimi and Harold Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award and won the 2016 M. Elizabeth Osborn Award. Other awards include: Artistic Innovations Grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance, SDCC Diaspora Performing Arts Commission, TACA Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund. His play My Tidy List of Terrors was developed at PlayPenn in 2012.  His play, penny candy, was commissioned by Dallas Theater Center and will premiere there in 2018.

Antoinette Nwandu

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Flat Sam (PlayPenn, 2016)

Antoinette Nwandu is a New York-based playwright via Los Angeles. She is a second-year member of the Ars Nova Play Group, the 2015-16 Naked Angels Issues PlayLab Resident  Playwright, and a Dramatists Guild Fellowship alum. Her plays have been produced and developed by Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, Cherry Lane Theater, Page73, Ars Nova, Southern Rep, The Flea, Naked Angels, Fire This Time, The Movement Theater Company, WordBRIDGE and Dreamscape Theatre. Honors include the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, the Negro Ensemble Company’s Douglas Turner Ward Prize and a Literary Fellowship at the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. Her play Pass Over recently received its word premiere at Steppenwolf in 2017. Antoinette is also a PONY Fellowship finalist, Page73 Fellowship finalist, NBT’s I Am Soul Fellowship finalist, and two-time Princess Grace Award semi-finalist.  Education: Harvard, University of Edinburgh, NYU Tisch.