Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Gap Toothed Griot) – raised in Columbia, South Carolina - is a Brooklyn based Playwright. Her plays include WHERE WE STAND (World Premiere Co-production - WP Theater and Baltimore Centerstage. O’Neill Center National Playwrights Conference Semifinalist.), LAST NIGHT AND THE NIGHT BEFORE (National Theater Conference Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwright Award. World Premiere - Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Kilroys List. Colorado New Play Summit. National New Play Network New Play Showcase. Todd McNerney National Playwriting Contest Winner. Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference Semifinalist.), LAID TO REST (Playwrights Realm Writing Fellow Finalist, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference Finalist. Kilroys - List Honorable Mention. Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep. 2017 Space on Ryder Farm Creative Residency.), THE REVIEW OR HOW TO EAT YOUR OPPOSITION (2018 WP Pipeline Festival. Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference Finalist.) THE NEW NORMAL and THE COWBOY IS DYING. Donnetta is the inaugural recipient of the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award. She is also a Space on Ryder Farm Working Farm Resident, Time Warner Foundation WP Playwrights Lab, Civilians R&D Group, an Actors Studio Playwright/Directors Unit, and terraNova Collective Groundbreakers Playwright group alumna. Her work has been read or developed by New Harmony Project, Berkeley Rep, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Labyrinth Theater Company, New York Theater Workshop, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Portland Stage Company, Pure Theatre Company, [the claque], Naked Angels, Classical Theater of Harlem, Slant Theater Project, terraNova Collective, Theatre 4 the People, TOSOS, The Group Lab and Coyote REP. Donnetta is currently under commission from Steppenwolf, The Public Theater's Mobile Unit, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, WP Theater and Theaterworks USA. For television she has been staffed on Spectrum Orginal/Liongate's Manhunt and is currently staffed on Y:The Last Man for FX Network/Color Force. Proud member of WGA and The Dramatist Guild of America.