playwright & produceress
ADRIENNE DAWES (she/her/hers) is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and teaching artist originally from Austin, TX. Her plays include AM I WHITE (B. Iden Payne Award, David Mark Cohen New Play Award), TEEN DAD, HAIRY & SHERRI, and THIS BITCH.
Adrienne received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and studied sketch & improv at the Second City Training Center in Chicago. Recent awards and fellowships include: Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Alice Judson Hayes Fellow at Ragdale Foundation, Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center NPC Finalist, Princess Grace Award Semi-Finalist, and artist residencies with Colt Coeur, PlySpace, and Crosstown Arts.
Her work has been presented by or developed with New Harmony Project, The Fire This Time Festival, Theatre Lab at FAU, Queen City New Play Initiative, Stages Repertory Theatre, Teatro Milagro, National Black Theatre, and English Theatre Berlin, among others. She is a proud member of the WGAw, Dramatists Guild, and a company member of Salvage Vanguard Theater.
Adrienne is also a teaching artist experienced with both in-person and remote instruction. She’s taught playwriting and theatre appreciation at the University of Arkansas, arts entrepreneurship with Artist Inc & coached bands for Girls Rock! summer camps in Austin, Oklahoma City, and Chicago.
Adrienne recently staffed on a limited series with ABC Signature/Hulu.