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Theater alum selected for playwright residency

Theater alum selected for playwright residency

Photo courtesy of Kristen Adele Calhoun

MFA alum Kristen Adele Calhoun has been selected for the I AM SOUL Playwright Residency, part of the SOUL Series LAB (Liberating Artistic Bravery) Residency Programs at National Black Theatre.

Calhoun is a playwright, performer, organizer, and the founding program director of ArtChangeUS and co-producer of InterFest. Her play, Canfield Drive, had a rolling world premiere in 2019 at the St. Louis Black Rep and The National Black Theatre Festival. She is currently reading, writing, and living in Accra, Ghana.

The I AM SOUL residency is the only theatrical program in the nation dedicated solely to the development of Black playwrights.