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Amina
Henry
Languages: 
English
June, 1976
Bio: 
Amina Henry is a playwright and arts educator. Productions include: Happily Ever at Brooklyn College, An American Family Takes a Lover at Theater for the New City (NYC), Water produced by Drama of Works (Brooklyn, NY) and The Minstrel Show, produced as part of the 2013 Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood Festival 13th Street Theater/CSC (NYC). Her work has been developed by/presented at: Clubbed Thumb, The New Group, Barefoot Theatre, National Black Theater, Little Theater at Dixon Place, The Flea, The Brick, HERE Arts Center, The Cell: a 21st Century Salon, HERO Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR), Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas, TX), the Bowery Poetry Club and Brooklyn College. She was a 2012-2013 Core Apprentice playwright at ThePlaywrights Center and a 2013 Finalist for the Leah Ryan FEWW Playwriting Prize for her play BULLY. She was a featured playwright at the 2013 Black and Latino Playwrights Conference at Texas State University. Her play BULLY is on the 2015 Kilroy List, a curated survey of the top 7% recommended plays by female and female-identified playwrights in the US. Publications include Hello, My Name Is Joe in the compilation 24 Gun Control Plays, published by NoPassport Press. Amina Henry is a graduate of Yale University, NYU’s Performance Studies MA program and Brooklyn College’s MFA Playwriting program. She is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at Brooklyn College and a teaching artist with the Shakespeare Society and the Teachers & Writers Collaborative.
Volunteering Experience: 
I have over 10 years of experience volunteering in correctional facilities in New York state, working with incarcerated individuals to create theater pieces and to develop community skills. I volunteered for 2 years with a local community center, working with elderly individuals in the beginning and middle stages of dementia. I have a great deal of experience working with young people, creating theater, making theater and writing.
Education: 
BA Yale University, MA New York University, MFA Brooklyn College
Occupation: 
Adjunct Lecturer and Teaching Artist
Amina Henry
Brooklyn
United States
Languages:
English
June, 1976
Description
Amina Henry is a playwright and arts educator. Productions include: Happily Ever at Brooklyn College, An American Family Takes a Lover at Theater for the New City (NYC), Water produced by Drama of Works (Brooklyn, NY) and The Minstrel Show, produced as part of the 2013 Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood Festival 13th Street Theater/CSC (NYC). Her work has been developed by/presented at: Clubbed Thumb, The New Group, Barefoot Theatre, National Black Theater, Little Theater at Dixon Place, The Flea, The Brick, HERE Arts Center, The Cell: a 21st Century Salon, HERO Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR), Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas, TX), the Bowery Poetry Club and Brooklyn College. She was a 2012-2013 Core Apprentice playwright at ThePlaywrights Center and a 2013 Finalist for the Leah Ryan FEWW Playwriting Prize for her play BULLY. She was a featured playwright at the 2013 Black and Latino Playwrights Conference at Texas State University. Her play BULLY is on the 2015 Kilroy List, a curated survey of the top 7% recommended plays by female and female-identified playwrights in the US. Publications include Hello, My Name Is Joe in the compilation 24 Gun Control Plays, published by NoPassport Press. Amina Henry is a graduate of Yale University, NYU’s Performance Studies MA program and Brooklyn College’s MFA Playwriting program. She is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at Brooklyn College and a teaching artist with the Shakespeare Society and the Teachers & Writers Collaborative.
Volunteering Experience
I have over 10 years of experience volunteering in correctional facilities in New York state, working with incarcerated individuals to create theater pieces and to develop community skills. I volunteered for 2 years with a local community center, working with elderly individuals in the beginning and middle stages of dementia. I have a great deal of experience working with young people, creating theater, making theater and writing.
Education
BA Yale University, MA New York University, MFA Brooklyn College
Occupation
Adjunct Lecturer and Teaching Artist
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