In partnership with National Queer Theater, The Lark, MOBI, and The Each-Other Project, Donja R. Love presents
Write it Out! Final Sharing
Write It Out is a free, 10-week virtual playwriting program that helps artists living with HIV sharpen their playwriting skills as they find and develop their voices. The program aims to create a community for people of similar lived experiences to express themselves freely, while amplifying the visibility of HIV+ artists in theater in tandem. Join us for a final sharing of playwrights' short plays, read by professional actors.
Creator Donja R. Love is an Afro-Queer HIV-positive, award-winning playwright, and arts educator. Love led intensive workshops designed to challenge, as well as support, 12 emerging artists as they find their unique voices and navigate through their status. The final presentation will unveil each student’s work and explore themes of Identity and Community.
This final sharing will be held on Zoom on World AIDS Day, December 1st at 7pm EST. RSVP for free below, the Zoom link will be sent out on the day of the sharing.
The final sharing will include an ensemble of actors directed by Yvette Ganier, Zhailon Levingston, Ismael Lara Jr., and Sharifa Yasmin. Stage managed by Peter Royston. Tim DuWhite is the program manager for Write it Out! This program is sponsored by the generous support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Donja R. Love | Instructor
Donja R. Love (he/him/his) is Black, Queer, HIV-Positive and thriving, and a Philly native. He is the recipient of the Antonyo Awards’ inaugural Langston Hughes Award, the Helen Merrill Award, the Laurents/Hatcher Award, and the Princess Grace Playwriting Award. Other honors include The Lark’s Van Lier New Voices Fellowship, the Playwrights Realm’s Writing Fellowship, and the Philadelphia Adult Grand Slam Poetry Champion. He is the co-founder of The Each-Other Project, an organization that helps build community and provide visibility, through art and advocacy, for LGBTQ+ People of Color. Plays include soft, one in two (The New Group), Fireflies (Atlantic Theater Company), Sugar in Our Wounds (Manhattan Theatre Club, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Nominations), and The Trade. Love is a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at The Juilliard School.
Timothy DuWhite | Program Manager
Timothy DuWhite (he/they) is a Black/queer poet, actor, and activist based out of Brooklyn, NY. His essays and poetry can be found in The Rumpus, The Root, Afropunk, Black Youth Project, The Grio, and elsewhere. In the summer of 2018, Timothy debuted his one-man show NEPTUNE as the headliner for Dixon Place's annual “Hot Festival.” Following rave reviews and sold-out performances, NEPTUNE was then restaged as the 2019 kick-off event for Brooklyn Museum’s acclaimed “1st Saturday" series. Timothy was named a “Black LGBTQ+ playwright you need to know” by TIMEOUT.com. He is an alumnus of the Public Theaters' #BARS program, brainchild of actors/writers Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal. He is a current member of the Public Theaters' Emerging Writers Group 2020-2022 cohort. Timothy is the Senior Editor at RaceBaitr.com, Program Director at NY Writers Coalition, and is represented by A3 Artist Agency for Acting & Playwriting.
THE LARK is an international theater laboratory, based in New York City, dedicated to empowering playwrights by providing transformative support within a global community.
NATIONAL QUEER THEATER is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in New York City with a mission to foster and support LGBTQ communities through social justice in the performing arts.
MOBILIZING OUR BROTHERS INITIATIVE (MOBI) is a series of curated social connectivity events for gay and queer men of color to see their holistic self while promoting community, wellness, and personal development.
THE EACH-OTHER PROJECT is an organization that helps build community and provide visibility, through art and advocacy, for LGBTQ+ People of Color.