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Dave Harris is a poet and playwright from West Philly. Selected plays include TAMBO & BONES (LA Drama Critics Award "Best New Play", TimeOut London "Best Plays of 2023," Playwrights Horizons, Center Theatre Group), EXCEPTION TO THE RULE (Roundabout Theatre Company, 2022), and EVERYBODY BLACK (Humana Festival 2019). His first feature film, SUMMERTIME premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was released in 2021. Selected honors include: the 2023 Horton Foote Prize, the 2019 Ollie Award, The Lorraine Hansberry Award and Mark Twain Award from The Kennedy Center, The International Commendation for The Bruntwood Prize, the Venturous Fellowship from The Lark, and a Cave Canem poetry fellowship amongst others. Dave has written feature and television projects for AMC (INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE), Netflix, Amazon (THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE), and FX amongst others. His first full-length collection of poetry, PATRICIDE, was published by Button Poetry. 


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"His challenging and formally unique pieces mark the beginning of what will undoubtedly be a long life in the American theatre."

Kate Bergstrom, Santa Barbara Independent


"[His work] is fearless in its scope and means. Its agenda is nothing less than to survey and critique the vexed history of race in America from the era of slavery to the present, post-millennial moment. And to do that it sets up a ribald, revelatory clash of generations that is informed by tropes and language drawn from minstrelsy and hip-hop, advertising, academe and politics."

 Marty Rosen, LEO Weekly

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