Ngozi Anyanwu

Ngozi Anyanwu

Ngozi Anyanwu . Education: University of California San Diego's (MFA acting) Point Park University (B.A) Acting :The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Barrington Stage, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and The Mark Taper Forum. TV credits: Limitless, Deadbeat, The Affair Law and Order SVU and Mysteries of Laura and the upcoming HBO show The Deuce. Producer: National Black Theatre Producing Fellow. Associate...
Ngozi Anyanwu . Education: University of California San Diego's (MFA acting) Point Park University (B.A) Acting :The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Barrington Stage, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and The Mark Taper Forum. TV credits: Limitless, Deadbeat, The Affair Law and Order SVU and Mysteries of Laura and the upcoming HBO show The Deuce. Producer: National Black Theatre Producing Fellow. Associate Artistic Producer of Now Africa's Playwrights Festival. She is also on the Literary committee of the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre. Director: She Gon Learn, by Lisa Strum for the Emerging Arts Festival, United Solo Festival, National Black Theater. Playwrighting:Good Grief, Nike and The Homecoming Queen. Good Grief was presented as part of the Rising Circle Collective’s 6th annual Ink Tank. Most recently Good Grief won the Inaugural CTG/Humanitas Award. And had a world premiere at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in the 2016/17 season as well as being listed in the 2016 annual Kilroy's List and was a semi finalist for the Princess a Grace. NIKE was recently presented as part of the National Black Theatre’s Keep Soul Alive Monday Reading Series and The NewBlack Fest in conjunction with The Lark Playwrighting Development Center. An excerpt of The Homecoming Queen was developed as part of The Fire This Time's Inaugural's Writers group, Page 73’s summer residency and The New Harmony Project. The Homecoming Queen will have a world premiere at The Atlantic Theatre in the 17/18 season and is a Leah Ryan Finalist. Anyanwu is also a recipient of the Djerassi Artist Residency, as well as Space on Ryder Farm and the LCT Playwrights Residency and The Founders Award with New York Stage and Film.

Plays

  • Nike or we don’t need another hero
    It’s the end of the world… Or maybe the world has not yet begun… Anyways it’s an age old Titans against the Olympians. who will win who will die? No one knows, but one things for sure, no one can win without Nike, the goddess of victory. Who just happens to be a little black girl living at the end of the world. Watch her and this merry band of misfits gods and goddesses with as they contemplate life, death,...
    It’s the end of the world… Or maybe the world has not yet begun… Anyways it’s an age old Titans against the Olympians. who will win who will die? No one knows, but one things for sure, no one can win without Nike, the goddess of victory. Who just happens to be a little black girl living at the end of the world. Watch her and this merry band of misfits gods and goddesses with as they contemplate life, death, the beginning, middle and the end of The world.
  • The last of the mad sad poets
    A meditation on loneliness, or love, Or the end of the world
  • the book of Lucy
    the story of the devil told by a an optimist agnostic playwright trying figure out why were currently in an apocalypse
  • THE HOMECOMING QUEEN
    A bestselling novelist returns to Nigeria to care for her ailing father, but before she can bury him, she must relearn the traditions she’s long forgotten. Having been absent for over a decade, she must collide with her culture, traumatic past, painful regrets, and the deep, deep love she thought she could never have.
  • Good Grief
    Follow N
    a med school drop out
    a 1st generation Nigerian
    a wood-be Goddess
    as she navigates first loves and losses
    tries to find answers in the her parents, the boy next door and the stars