SMJ (they/them) is an NYC-based, mixed-race, and Trans non-binary playwright, educator, and theatermaker. They are currently creating work at Carnegie Mellon University (this old haunt), The Fled Collective at The Flea Theater (SWAY & Serials), and CAMP at Ars Nova (Bora & Doots II with Anne-Marie Pietersma). Their work has been seen in various forms throughout the US and the UK including the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, The Workshop Theater, DR2 Theatre, Moxie Arts NY, Art House Productions, The Artist Co-op, Fort Salem Theater, Access Theater, Fresh Ground Pepper, the HMBG Foundation, The Citadel of Playwrights, The Strides Collective, The Sappho Project, The Workshop Theater, The Dare Tactic, The Midnight Factory, and Dragon’s Egg Studio. SMJ has been a semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, the Princess Grace Award at New Dramatists, and the R&D Group as well as a finalist for the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award, The 5th Avenue Theater’s First Draft Commission, and Echo Theater’s 2021 National Young Playwright in Residence. They’re a graduate of Otterbein University and the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. SMJ is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Ring of Keys.

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