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Angelica Chéri is a playwright, musical theater bookwriter/lyricist and screenwriter. The plays of her “Prophet’s Cycle Trilogy” include The Seeds of Abraham (Signature Theatre, Billie Holiday Theatre, mentored by Lynn Nottage), The Sting of White Roses (North Carolina Black Repertory Company, National Black Theatre Festival) and Crowndation; I Will Not Lie to David (National Black Theatre, I AM SOUL Residency). Other plays include Berta, Berta (world premiere at Contemporary American Theater Festival) and Learn to Speak Doll, a children's play (Peppercorn Theatre commission). Angelica and collaborator Ross Baum received the Richard Rodgers Award for their musical Gun & Powder, also selected for the 2018 NAMT Festival of New Musicals. Gun & Powder has been developed at Goodspeed Opera, the NYU Center for New Musicals and the 2017 SigWorks Lab. Angelica received her B.A. in Theatre from UCLA, M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia University and M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU.