Adrienne Dawes


Adrienne Dawes’ plays include DENIM DOVES (Salvage Vanguard Theater, Sacred Fools Theater, American Theatre Company) and AM I WHITE (Salvage Vanguard Theater). Her work has been developed at TheatreSquared, Teatro Milagro, National Black Theatre, National Winter Playwrights Retreat (HBMG Foundation), North Carolina Black Repertory, English Theatre Berlin, Live Girls! Theater, and Echo Theatre (Dallas, TX).  Adrienne is a former Alice Judson Hayes Fellow (Ragdale Foundation), Literary Fellow in the Tulsa Artist Fellowship (George Kaiser Family Foundation), NALAC Fund for the Arts grantee, and recipient of the Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Prize for Playwriting (Sarah Lawrence College). Her play AM I WHITE won the David Mark Cohen New Play Award from the Austin Critics Table and an award for Outstanding Original Script by the B. Iden Payne Awards. Adrienne has a been a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and a semifinalist for the Princess Grace Award. Her work is published by Vintage Books, Playscripts, Heartland Plays, Heuer Publishing, and Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. She is currently a member of ScriptWorks and the Dramatists Guild. BA: Sarah Lawrence College; MFA: University of Arkansas