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a.k. payne

Berkeley
2019

a.k. payne (YC c/o 2019) is an English [w a concentration in playwriting] & African-American Studies double major. Her people are rooted in Pittsburgh, PA. Some of her favorite foods are sushi, samosas, mochi, & her grandma’s famous christmas cookies. She loves Noname, Kendrick,  Jamila Woods, & Tank & the Bangas. She makes work that reimagines histories and makes room for voices that were speaking, are speaking & will continue to speak. She owes all to God, her parents & her many mentors. 

Production

Show Name Role Dates
Yale Playwrights Festival 2019 Writer Feb 8 – 9, 2019
Filling Basins Producer Oct 4 – 6, 2018
Filling Basins Writer Oct 4 – 6, 2018
Topdog/Underdog Director Oct 26 – 28, 2017
We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 Associate Director Feb 22 – 25, 2017
Yale Playwrights Festival 2017 Writer Feb 17 – 18, 2017
1776 Assistant Dramaturg Feb 9 – 11, 2017
The Colored Museum Director Oct 13 – 15, 2016
Here Be Dragons Assistant Director May 20 – 22, 2016
White History Assistant Stage Manager Mar 31 – Apr 2, 2016
The Yale Playwrights Festival 2016 Writer Mar 4 – 5, 2016

Performance

Show Name Role Dates
Exception to the Rule Dasani Nov 5 – 7, 2015