Brittany Fisher is a second-year playwright in the Juilliard School’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. Her play How to Bruise Gracefully won the Kennedy Center’s 2021 Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, Rosa Parks Playwriting Award (second place), and Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting (second place). She is a 2018-21 Pipeline New Works Playwriting Fellow, and her work has been featured in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Great Plains Theatre Conference (2021), and at Cadence Theatre Company/Virginia Rep. She received her B.A. from James Madison University, where she majored in Journalism.
Plays Written At Juilliard
MOSAICS IN THE PROJECTS
A community struggles to stay afloat in the midst of extreme poverty in the South Bronx during the early 1990’s – the poorest urban neighborhood in the nation at the time. This play follows young teenagers who turn to spoken word poetry one summer as an outlet to escape their reality. It sheds light on the hidden gems born in poverty-stricken areas who aren’t always afforded the opportunities to thrive in their gifts.
PRELUDE TO FIST
A group of acting students await the status of their fate at their performing arts school after presenting a controversial graduating thesis challenging society’s stereotypes of Black men and the stigma surrounding mental health.
YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING
A dysfunctional family living in the Deep South struggles to unite in this bizarre exploration of race, identity, and the deep-rooted trauma that continues to haunt the Black race in America.