About Kathya Alexander

AWARDS

2014 Work Readiness Arts Program Award (WRAP) Office of Arts and Culture

2014 Youth Arts Award – Office of Arts and Culture

2013 CityArtist Award – Office of Arts and Culture

2013 Seattle Theater Group (STG) – Night At The Neptune

2007 Writer-in-Residence, Hedgebrook Women Writer’s Retreat

2005 Freehold Theater Lab Diversity Scholarship 

2003 Washington Software Alliance Best Community Program Award

2002 Fringe First Award for Black to My Roots (co-author and member of ensemble) Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Outstanding New Production in Edinburgh, Scotland

PUBLICATIONS

2014 Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace (Contributing Author; Naa NaaLost Horse Press)

2009 Threads (Contributing Author) –African American Writers Alliance

2004 The Initiative (Freelance Writer) – positive news from African American community

2004 Words! Words! Words! (Contributing Author) –African American Writers Alliance

2003-2008 Colors Northwest Magazine (Freelance Writer)

1998 God the Mother, A Creation Story  (Author) – adoption from a spiritual perspective

PERFORMANCES / PRODUCTIONS / READINGS

2015 Actor – And Jesus Moonwalks The Mississippi (Miss Sippi) Seattle Theater Group

2014 Actor – The Negro Passion Play, Brownbox Theater, Seattle University

2013 Writer/Actor – Of Hope and of Morning; 1-woman show at Whitman College

2013 Writer-David & Jonathan: A Modern Day Retelling of the Biblical Story, Neptune

2012 Writer – Homegoing, Rainier Valley Cultural Center and Stone Soup Theater

2012 Actor – Zooman and the Sign, Brownbox Theater, Rainier Valley Cultural Center

2012 Writer – A Revolution of Hope w/Seattle Labor Chorus and Seattle Storytellers Guild

2011 Actor – The Amen Corner, Brownbox Theater, African American Museum

2009 Writer – emotionalblackmale, Brownbox Theater, Seattle University

2009 Writer – David & Jonathan: A Modern Day Retelling of the Biblical Story, Brownbox Theater, Seattle Rep

2008-Present – Aunt Mama’s Story Table – Monthly reading at Madison Park Starbucks

2008 Writer – HumaNature – Brownbox Theater

2007 Writer – Dream’n (hip hop adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Rainier Valley Youth Theater

2007 Actor – Before It Hits Home – Brownbox Theater

2006 Writer – Native Sons and Daughters, Intiman Theater’s Rough Eagles Project

2005-2013  Resident Playwright – Brownbox Theater 

2005 Teaching Artist –Freehold Theatre, Washington Correctional Center for Women

2004 Writer/Director-A Taste of Prison (play about the criminal justice system)

2004 Writer/Director – Three Strikes on Trial  (play re: WA state Three Strikes Law)

2004 Writer /Director – Nappy Roots: A Fairy Tale –  children’s play about the effect of hair on African American girls’ self-esteem.

2001-2005 Writer/Actor – Black to My Roots: African American Tales from the Head and the Heart 

MEMBER

Office of Arts and Culture CREATIVE ADVANTAGE ROSTER

African American Writers Alliance

Seattle Storytellers Guild

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