Discipline: Theatre – libretto

suhREEtah Briggs

Discipline: Theatre – libretto
Region: Louisville, KY
MacDowell fellowships: 2022

suhREEtah is a writer and performer from West LOO-uh-vull, Kentucky. Her virtual solo show, Teeth: A Morality Play for An Orca-Struh Uh Black Folk Tied Uh Grinnin', is blazing new trails within the single-performer genre. The show premiered on the artist's self-made webpage (syrbee.org/teeth) to stellar reviews, calling the show "a work of genius, compelling and crushing." Since graduating from The Savannah College of Art & Design with her M.F.A. in dramatic writing, the artist's innovative solo show has received two Michael Kanin National Playwriting Awards, including The Hip Hop Theatre Creator Award and The KCACTF Musical Theatre Award.

While at MacDowell, suhREEtah composed a working draft of her subsequent work set in the LOO-uh-vull universe.

Portrait by Walker Corl



suhREEtah Briggs worked in the Calderwood studio.

In the winter of 1998, motivated by his passion for reading, Stanford Calderwood donated funds for a new writers’ studio. Burr-McCallum Architects of Williamstown, MA, provided the award-winning design in 1999; and the construction of the handsome studio was completed in time for the first artist to arrive early in 2000. With a series of double-hung casement…

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