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Donnetta Lavinia Grays

Donnetta Lavinia Grays was raised in Columbia, South Carolina and is a Brooklyn based playwright and actor. Plays include Where We Stand (The Public Theater's Mobile Unit commission, world premiere co-production with WP Theater and Baltimore Centerstage, O’Neill Center Semifinalist); Warriors Don’t Cry (Theatreworks USA/Bushnell commission); Last Night and the Night Before (world premiere Denver Center for the Performing Arts, National Theatre Conference Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwright Award, Kilroys List, Todd McNerney National Playwriting Award, O’Neill Center Semifinalist); Laid To Rest (O’Neill Center Finalist, Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep); and The Review (WP Pipeline Festival, O’Neill Center Finalist). She is an alumna of Space on Ryder Farm’s Working Farm Residency, Time Warner Foundation WP Playwrights Lab, Civilians R&D Group and terraNova Collective’s Groundbreakers Playwright group. She is the inaugural recipient of the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award. Gray’s works have been developed with New Harmony Project, LAByrinth Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Portland Stage, Pure Theatre, Naked Angels and Classical Theatre of Harlem. She holds Commissions from Steppenwolf, Denver Center for the Performing Arts and WP Theatre. She is a Staff Writer for Y: The Last Man on FX and Manhunt: Lone Wolf on Spectrum Originals. Donnettagrays.com

 

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Donnetta Lavinia Grays