Playwright, poet, director, and screenwriter, Afrika Brown began her career writing fashion, lifestyle, and entertainment features. In 2006, Brown published Sepia Sapphire, a collection of poetry. In 2007, Brown's weekly chapter series Diary of a Break Up was featured on Universitychic.com. In 2009, she founded F.A.M.E NYC Magazine. In 2014, The Outing, Brown's first one-act play was featured at Open Hydrant's Urban Waves Festival, Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Summer Shorts Festival, and The Strawberry One-Act Festival. In 2015, Brown's social-political play Strange Fruit Redux made its world premiere at Manhattan Repertory Theatre's 10th Anniversary Event. Strange Fruit Redux returned to NYC in November 2015 participating in the Midtown International Theatre Festival. In 2016, Strange Fruit Redux played in festivals in North Carolina, Michigan and the boroughs of NYC. Brown also debuted Slow Bullet, My Three Loves for an extended run at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in June 2016. In 2017, she traveled to Barcelona to take part in an artist residency at Can Serrat. Brown is a Resident Playwright at Manhattan Repertory Theatre and a 2018 Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights Fellow.

Email: brownaf@whitman.edu

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