Natyna Bean

Natyna Bean

natyna bean is a multimedia creative and educator who pens worlds that detail the vitality of womanism and the necessity of Black Queer liberation. Informed by an upbringing in Trinidelphia, through story and song, natyna's work explores and interrogates the impact and internalization of carceral systems, simultaneously offering hope as an agent of healing. natyna was awarded the Dramatist Guild’s Lorraine...
natyna bean is a multimedia creative and educator who pens worlds that detail the vitality of womanism and the necessity of Black Queer liberation. Informed by an upbringing in Trinidelphia, through story and song, natyna's work explores and interrogates the impact and internalization of carceral systems, simultaneously offering hope as an agent of healing. natyna was awarded the Dramatist Guild’s Lorraine Hansberry Lilly Award, and is an NYU-Tisch and New School alum who enjoys tea, a fire playlist and laughing loudly in the street.

Plays

  • assumed positions
    During the first night in her new home, Naya learns how easy a little distance makes a big difference. When she finds herself arrested by the sudden shifts of someone she believed to know even better than herself, she is faced with whether or not she is willing - or able - to get to know this newfound stranger.
  • Git
    Selena and Kelis attempt to make a life out of the only magic they possess - their bodies. But when a close friend goes missing, the worth and longevity of their magic is called into question.
  • GRAYS FERRY
    Feeling overlooked and underwhelmed by life, 15-year-old Ashanti attempts to grow closer to the only adult in the Winters’ household who has any time for her. But when mistakes of the past begin to take residence in the home - and within Ashanti - each member is faced with the task of fighting fate, even as it comes soaring towards them.
  • in this dancery
    Foster teen Jordonna isn’t sold on this whole “family” thing. Yet, just as she leans into the possibility of giving it a try, she learns that it takes more than willpower to keep a family “whole.”