Daaimah Mubashshir is a playwright and theatre-maker.  Awards include New York Community Trust's 2021 Helen Merrill Award for Playwriting, 2021 PlayCo Residency for Black Women Theatre Makers, 2020-2022 WP Theater Lab Fellowship, 2019-2022 Core Writer Fellowship (Playwrights Center, MN), an 2018 Audrey Residency (New Georges), a MacDowell Fellowship, and a Foundation of Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. She is also a proud alumna of Fire This Time Festival.

Daaimah is currently on faculty at Bard College and has also been a guest speaker at Yale School of Drama, Williams College, Skidmore College, and Kennesaw State University.

Her published works include a contribution to Our Red Book (Simon &Schuster), Molasses and A Blue Coat - Kenyon Review Online,  The Zero Loop (No Tokens Journal), Come with Me - Solve for X in The Occasional 2, edited by Will Arbery (53rd State Press), and The Immeasurable Want of Light (MacDowell,3 Hole Press). Selected stage plays include Night of Power, Room Enough (MacDowell, Fire This Time Festival, Clubbed Thumb, Pride Plays, PlaywrightsCenter), The Chronicles of Cardigan and Khente and Emily Black is A Total Gift(New Georges).

Daaimah is the Founder of {EDAP} which produces moving image work, text andperformance to give audiences a kinetic experience of black bodies freeingthemselves from the bondage of our past.

Photo Cred - Shakivla Todd


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