Chinaka Hodge is a poet and playwright. Originally from Oakland, California, Chinaka graduated from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study in May of 2006, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Writing for Film and TV at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. She received co-writing credit for Marc Bamuthi Joseph's Scourge, sponsored, in part, by the Creative Work Fund, which opened in May 2005, in San Francisco. She was the Assistant Director of Suzan Lori Parks' 365 Plays, 365 Days, at its San Francisco debut in November 2006. She also co-wrote The One Drop Rule: A War Piece, which debuted in Fall 2008. Her first independently written play, Mirrors in Every Corner, commissioned by SF's Intersection for the Arts, is a recent Rockefeller MAP Fund grantee.