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T.Tara
Turk-Haynes

t.tara turk-haynes is a writer whose work has appeared at the Hip Hop Theater Festival, the Actor’s Studio, EST, and the Kennedy Center. She graduated from Eugene Lang at The New School for her BA and Sarah Lawrence with her M.F.A., receiving the Lipkin Playwrighting Award, was a Van Lier Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop, completed the Cosby Screenwriting Program and the Producers Guild Diversity Workshop. She was an emerging playwright at The Underwood Theater reading series, along with Julia Cho, Theresa Rebeck, and Rinne Groff. She won Best Screenplay at African American Women in Cinema and was an Urbanworld Screenplay Finalist. She co-produced the webseries “Dinner at Lola,” featuring Tracie Thoms, Yvette Nicole Brown, Bryan Fuller and Nelson Ellis among others. She was published in Obsidian Call & Response: Experiments in Joy. Her fiction has appeared in the international anthology “X:24”, African Voices and Stress magazine. She has just finished a novel and a TV pilot on the Harlem Renaissance. She is a founding member of the producing playwrights’ collective The Temblors.