Natalia Naman Temesgen is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays have been produced in Atlanta, Boston, Columbus (GA), New York, Philadelphia, and Princeton. She has written TV episodes for "Dear White People" Season 4 (Netflix), the upcoming series "Julia" (HBO Max), and the upcoming series "Reasonable Doubt" (Hulu). She currently serves as a co-producer for Season 2 of "Julia" (HBO Max).
Natalia was a 2021 Artist in Residence and recipient of the Film Focus Fellowship at Serenbe Institute. She 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 has regularly contributed to American Theatre Magainze, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, and the Columbusite.
BA: English, Princeton University
MFA: Dramatic Writing, NYU Tisch
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