Cassandra Medley

Producer of plays, including American Slavery Project (2012-13). Cell (2013), Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon (2011), is pending publication in the anthology Outstanding One-Act Plays—2012, Dramatists Play Service; Daughter, Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon (2009), published by Broadway Play Publishing (2012). Noon Day Sun (August, 2008), Diverse City Theatre Company, Theatre Row, New York City, was nominated for the August Wilson Playwriting Award (2008); Noon Day Sun was also published by Broadway Play Publishing. Relativity, a commission from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Ensemble Studio Theatre (2004), was produced by Kuntu Repertory of Pittsburgh, Southern Repertory of New Orleans (2007), the Ensemble Studio Theatre  (May 2006), St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre (February 2006), and the Magic Theatre in San Francisco (June 2004); Relativity, published by Broadway Play Publishing, also won the Audelco August Wilson Playwriting Award (2006) and was featured on Science Friday on National Public Radio and in an online broadcast of the Los Anegeles Repertory Theatre (February 2008). Marathon (2004-06) was also published by Broadway Play Publishing. Recipient of the “Going to the River Writers” Life Achievement Award (2004), Ensemble Studio Theatre 25th Anniversary Award for Theatre Excellence (2002), the Theatrefest Regional Playwriting Award for Best Play (2001), the New Professional Theatre Award (1995), and the Marilyn Simpson Award (1995); a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award in Playwriting (1989) and winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Playwright Award (1990). Recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant (1986) and a New York State Council on the Arts Grant (1987). Taught at New York University and served as guest artist at Columbia University, the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and Seattle University. Staff writer for ABC Television, "One Life to Live" (1995-97), and a playwright member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre and New River Dramatists. SLC, 1989–

Undergraduate discipline: Theatre
Graduate program: MFA Theatre Program

Courses taught in Theatre

2013-2014
2012-2013

Courses taught in MFA Theatre Program

2013-2014
2012-2013

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