Nia Akilah Robinson is a playwright and actor who reps Harlem with all her might. Residencies: 2022 Eugene O’ Neill Tao House and 2021 Prospect Street Writer’s House X Waterwell. Writers Collectives: EST's Youngblood and TheBlackHERthePen. Awards: 2022 Finalist for The Blue Ink Playwriting Award, 2021 Winner at Nuyorican’s Theater Festival, and 2021 Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Commissions: 2020 Charles Rowan Beye New Play Commission under Urbanite Theatre Company and 2020 PEN America. She has an Audio play titled Ebony & Nakeshia, produced by Ensemble Studio Theater, and directed by Colette Robert (Caroline or Change on Broadway). Readings: Principal Mitchell vs. Principal Ademide Udoku… with the Dramatist Guild; 2021 End Of Play in partnership with The 24 Hour Plays, 2020 Classical Theatre of Harlem's Playwright's Playground, and "TBHTP" collective readings at The Drama League. Workshops: 2022 Great Plains Theater Conference and 2020 Waterwell (WP Means White People). Nia Akilah Robinson generated a first draft of a full-length play set in Pennslvania while in residence.
Portrait by Stan Demidoff