Donja R. Love
Donja R. Love is an Afro-Queer playwright, poet, and filmmaker from Philadelphia. He writes specifically about Black and Queer folx, for Black and Queer folx. He's the recipient of the 2018 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award, the 2017 Princess Grace Playwriting Award. He’s the Lark's 2016 Van Lier New Voices Playwriting Fellow, The Playwrights Realm’s 2016/2017 Writing Fellow, and the 2011 Philadelphia Adult Grand Slam Poetry Champion. His work has been developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Rising Circle Theatre, The Lark, and The Playwrights Realm. He's the cohost of OffBook, theater's only Black podcast; and he’s 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. Select stage plays include: The Love* Plays, and soft.
Plays Written At Juilliard
Popular Art Critic Emma Grayson is revered for her reviews, but when newly discovered paintings from a formerly enslaved man arise she begins to wonder what work is appropriate for her to critique?
ONE IN TWO
Three young men. One of them will be chosen. They will tell ‘his’ story. A story they're forced to tell over and over again about his new reality and how he lives with it - until he can't.
With court fees piling up and his daughter's birthday around the corner, King needs cash fast. But when a friend tells him about an interesting modeling opportunity he learns just how far he'll go for money.
As flowers magically bloom everywhere, a teacher tries to figure out what drove one of his students to commit suicide.
THE NORTH STAR
A Shakespearean-like rapper lands a record deal, but when his father is released from prison he becomes forced to see the man that he always was.
A UGANDAN FAMILY
A family is forced to confront their skeletons, after a mysterious young man tries to seek refuge with them.