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Natalia Naman Temesgen is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays have been produced in New York, Princeton, Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, and Columbus, GA. She was recently a Staff Writer on Netflix's "Dear White People." Natalia is a 2021 Artist in Residence and recipient of the Film Focus Fellowship at Serenbe Institute.


Natalia received the American Playwriting Foundation's 2019 "Relentless Award" Honorable Mention for "Lawnpeople," a political drama dealing with immigration, identity, and motherhood. Her play "Ace: The Eugene Bullard Story" is an epic bio-play about the first African-American fighter pilot. In 2022, her play "Look Forward: The Ruby Bridges Story" will debut at the Springer Opera House.


Natalia is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Columbus State University and a contributor to The Columbusite, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, and American Theatre Magazine. 


BA: English, Princeton University

MFA: Dramatic Writing, NYU Tisch

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