Antoinette Nwandu

Antoinette Nwandu is also the author of Breach: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate, which will have its world premiere at Chicago’s Victory Gardens this February.  The film version of Pass Over, directed by Spike Lee, will premiere at this winter’s Sundance Film Festival.  She has been commissioned by Los Angeles’ Echo Theater Company and her work has been supported and developed at the MacDowell Colony, Sundance Theatre Lab, Ignition Fest, Cherry Lane Mentor Project (mentor: Katori Hall), John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Page73, PlayPenn, Space on Ryder Farm, Southern Rep, The Flea, Fire This Time, and The Movement Theatre Company.  Her honors include the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, the Negro Ensemble Company’s Douglas Turner Ward Prize, a Literary Fellowship at the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, and a citation on the 2017 Kilroys List, an annual citation of outstanding work by female and trans playwrights.  Antoinette is an alumna of the Ars Nova Play Group, the Naked Angels Issues PlayLab, and the Dramatists Guild Fellowship. Education: Harvard, University of Edinburgh, Tisch School of the Arts.