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Miranda Craigwell

Miranda Craigwell is a writer for stage and screen, as well as an actress. She attended Brown University where she graduated with a B.A. in literature and cultures in English, after which she traveled to London to study Eighteenth century female letter writers and epistolary theory. While abroad, she began performing her written work in Slam poetry competitions at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Theatre Royal Stratford, and other venues before being named the Farrago Central London Slam Poet Champion in 2005. In 2007, Ms. Craigwell received a Master’s degree with Distinction from Rose Bruford College of Drama for both acting and playwriting. She was a recipient of the Huntington Theatre Playwriting Fellowship (2010-2012) and had her newest play, Shelter, read as part of the Ground Breaking reading series.  She is a writer, director, and producer for the Boston-based Production Company, Beyond Measure Productions and is thrilled to be participating in the Theatre Commons inaugural season as a producer.

The Constant Gardener
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The Constant Gardener

Melinda Lopez Reflects on Her Mellon Residency and Repotting

12 October 2015

Commons Producer Miranda Craigwell interviews Melinda Lopez about her experience as Playwright-in Residence at Huntington Theatre Company. 

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Melinda Lopez's Playwriting Residency at Huntington Theatre Company, Boston
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Melinda Lopez's Playwriting Residency at Huntington Theatre Company, Boston

5 April 2014

HowlRound is working with playwright residency sites around the country to track the impact of what it means to have a playwright on staff. At each of the fourteen theaters we have a Commons Producer—a theater practitioner from the local community working with the theater and the playwright to tell the story of each residency and make the learning from this experiment accessible as it's happening. Periodically we will post these residency updates on HowlRound in the hopes that it will be useful to field-wide learning on the question of what it means to employ playwrights inside of theaters.

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When Expectations Collide
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When Expectations Collide

26 March 2013

It was a cold and familiar shift. This group, when introduced to my six-foot-tall, African American, Ivy League–educated, world-traveled self, had perceived me as one thing. I could see they were now reassessing me as someone very different. My status as an outsider quickly solidified.