Phanésia Pharel is a playwright from the great state of Florida and the even greater city of Miami! Grounded in poetry as well as afrofuturism she often writes about the divine metaphysical dilemma of colored girlhood. Her plays span revolutions, islands furthermore exploring futures built on love by centering women’s pleasure, safety with joy. AKA hopeful and magical survivor stories for the young, poor, women, colored and those audacious enough to be all of the above.
Full lengths: Lucky (New York Stage and Film), Black Girl Joy (Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Finalist Prize, Jane Chambers Finalist, O’neill Semi-Finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival Semi-Finalist). Other Honors include Lark Van Lier Finalist, City Theatre National Short Playwriting Finalist, and Blank Stage “Future of Playwriting” Semi-Finalist.
Phanésia is a member of the Obie award-winning EST/ Youngblood writers group. Commissions include City Theatre Miami, the Latinx Playwrights Circle, Pregones/PRTT Greater Good Commission, and Thrown Stone. Residencies include New York Stage and Film, Echo Theater Company of Los Angeles, the Playwrights Center Core Apprenticeship and the Inaugural 068 Magazine Playwriting Fellowship at Thrown Stone.
BA: Urban Studies, Barnard College of Columbia University
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