Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Khari Wyatt

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Los Angeles, CA
MacDowell fellowships: 2016

Khari Wyatt has written for theatre, television, and various journalistic publications such as the National Urban League’s Opportunity Journal. His work has placed in various competitions including, Disney/ABC Writers Fellowship, Sony Pictures Entertainment Diversity Writers Program, AMC One-Hour Drama competition, Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, and Writer’s-for-Writer’s Diversity Fellowship among others. Some of the fellowships and grants he has received came from MacDowell, the Guy Hanks/Marvin Miller Screenwriting Program, and the Panavision New Filmmaker Equipment Grant.

Chalk Repertory Theatre Company as well as the DC Black Theatre Festival have hosted his work for readings. His play Some Type of Ecstasy was a semifinalist for the 2018 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference and is scheduled for a full-production with Chalk Rep in July 2020. His play Neon Boogie is in the Moving Arts Theatre Company’s MadLab Development Program, which included a public reading in September 2019. His 10-minute play, Ingredients, will be presented as part of Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) special, membership-only night in November of 2019.

As an actor he has appeared on shows such as “Shark,” “America’s Most Wanted,” and “Unforgettable.” He also produced a spoken-word album, Mr. Wyatt – Elevator.

Wyatt is an alumnus of Howard University, earned an M.F.A. in film from Columbia University, and also completed the Summer Legal Institute at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He is member of the Antaeus Theatre Company Playwrights Lab.



Khari Wyatt worked in the MacDowell studio.

Built in 1912, Pine Studio was renamed MacDowell Studio in 1943 in recognition of support from a group of Edward MacDowell’s music students. It was built as a composers’ studio and the stuccoed walls were intended to be soundproof. Like many of the residency program's studios, MacDowell was winterized in the 1950s when the we began welcoming…

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