Artist Bio

Zora Howard

Zora Howard is a Harlem-bred writer and performer. Plays include HANG TIME (2022 Creative Capital Finalist; The Flea); STEW (2021 Pulitzer Prize Finalist; P73 Productions); THE MASTER’S TOOLS (Under the Radar Festival; Williamstown Theatre Festival); BUST (2022 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist; 2022 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award Finalist); THE MOTIONS; and GOOD FAITH. Her work has been developed at SPACE at Ryder Farm, The Mercury Store, The Lark, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Brown Arts Institute, and Cape Cod Theatre Project, among others. In 2020, her feature film Premature (2020 Film Independent John Cassavetes Award nominee), which she co-wrote with filmmaker Rashaad Ernesto Green, opened in theaters following its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Zora is the inaugural Judith Champion Fellow at Manhattan Theatre Club, a former Van Lier New Voices Fellow at the Lark Theatre, and a 2022 Lilly Award and Helen Merrill Award recipient.