Antoinette Nwandu

Antoinette Nwandu is a New York-based playwright and TV writer. A filmed version of the Jeff-award winning Steppenwolf production of her play Pass Over, directed by Spike Lee, is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. Last February, Victory Gardens produced the world premiere of her play Breach: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate. Antoinette is a MacDowell Fellow, a Dramatists Guild Fellow, and an Ars Nova Play Group alum. Supporters of her work include The Sundance Theatre Lab, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Ignition Fest, The Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Page73, and PlayPenn. Honors include the 2018 Whiting Award, the 2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, and spots on the 2016 and 2017 Kilroys lists. Antoinette writes for Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” (Netflix), and is under commission from Echo Theater Company, Colt Coeur, Ars Nova, and Audible.