Aleshea Harris is a playwright, poet and educator who received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Her work has been presented at the Costume Shop at American Conservatory Theater, Playfest at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, freeFall Theatre Company, VOXfest at Dartmouth, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice, La Comédie de Saint-Étienne- National Drama Center in France, the Skirball Center, The Theatre @ Boston Court, REDCAT and in the 2015 anthology, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Harris is a MacDowell Fellow and winner of the 2016 Relentless Award from the American Playwriting Foundation for Is God Is.
Alexander Borinsky is a playwright, born in Baltimore in 1986.
Daaimah Mubashshir is based in NYC. Awards include a 2019 Core Writer Fellowship at The Playwrights Center (MN), a 2018 Audrey Residency (New Georges), a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a Catwalk Institute Residency, and a Foundation of Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. Other published works include The Zero Loop (No Tokens Journal), Come with Me - Solve for X in The Occasional 2, edited by Will Arbery (53rd State Press), and Molasses and A Blue Coat (Kenyon Review).
Emmy Bright works in drawing, writing, print and performance. She investigates the problem of empathy and the problem of boundaries in projects combining comedy, psychology, art history and philosophy. She holds a BA in Art History from University of Chicago, an M.Ed from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art where she co-chairs their Print Media Department. She currently lives in Detroit where her work is represented by David Klein Gallery. She very much believes in both academic and magical thinking.
Mariana Valencia is a Brooklyn based dance artist. She has held residencies nationally and internationally and her work has been presented In New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, OR and the Balkans. Valencia is a Bessie Award recipient for Outstanding Breakthrough Choreographer (2018), a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award to Artists grant recipient (2018), a Jerome Travel and Study Grant fellow (2014-15), a Yellow House Fund of the Tides Foundation grant recipient (2010-13) and a Movement Research GPS/Global Practice Sharing artist (2016/17).
Will Arbery is a playwright from Texas + Wyoming + seven sisters. Plays include: Plano (Clubbed Thumb 2018-2019), Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Playwrights Horizons 2019), and Evanston Salt Costs Climbing (New Neighborhood 2018). His plays and processes have received development and support from Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theater Workshop, New Dramatists (resident), Colt Coeur (resident), Page 73 (Interstate 73), The Vineyard, SPACE on Ryder Farm (Working Farm), Ojai Playwrights Conference, Cape Cod Theater Project, The New Group, EST (Youngblood), The Bushwick Starr, Alliance/Kendeda, Wildacres, 100W Corsicana, and Tofte Lake Center. He's the Tow Playwright-in-Residence at Playwrights Horizons. Other publications: Occasional No. 2 (53rd State Press). Dance work: Pioneer Works, MCA Chicago, Watermill Center. MFA: Northwestern. BA: Kenyon College.