Natalia Naman Temesgen is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays have been produced in Atlanta, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Columbus, GA. She has written TV episodes for "Dear White People" (Netflix), "Julia" (HBO Max), and "Reasonable Doubt" (Hulu).
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 first play for young audiences, "Look Forward: The Ruby Bridges Story," debuted at the Springer Opera House.
Natalia is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Columbus State University and has contributed to American Theatre Magazine, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, and the Columbusite.
BA: English, Princeton University
MFA: Dramatic Writing, NYU Tisch