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Jacqueline Lawton

Playwright, Dramaturg, Teaching Artist
Washington, DC
Jacqueline E. Lawton received her MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin (Hook 'em Horns!), where she was a James A. Michener Fellow. Her plays include Anna K; Blood-bound and Tongue-tied; Deep Belly Beautiful; The Hampton Years; Ira Aldridge: the African Roscius; Love Brothers Serenade, and Mad Breed. She is a 2012 TCG Nathan Cummings Young Leaders of Color award recipient and was recently nominated for the Wendy Wasserstein Prize and PONY Fellowship from the Lark New Play Development Center. Since 2010, she has served on Round House Theatre's Artists' Roundtable and was named one of 30 of the nation's leading black playwrights by Arena Stage’s American Voices New Play Institute. Currently, she resides in Washington, D.C. and is a Visiting Faculty in Theatre at the University of the District of Columbia.