Angelica Chéri is a playwright, musical theatre bookwriter/lyricist, screenwriter and poet. The plays of her “Prophet’s Cycle Trilogy” include The Seeds of Abraham (Signature Theatre, Billie Holiday Theatre, mentored by Lynn Nottage), The Sting of White Roses (North Carolina Black Repertory Company, National Black Theatre Festival) and Crowndation; I Will Not Lie to David (National Black Theatre-I AM SOUL Residency). Other plays include Berta, Berta ( World Premiere at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival), The Wiring & the Switches (developed at the Geffen Playhouse), Learn to Speak Doll (Peppercorn Theatre commission) Slow Gin Fits (Fire This Time Festival) and The Yin & The Yang (Columbia University).
She and collaborator Ross Baum received the Richard Rodgers Award for their musical Gun & Powder (World Premiere at Signature Theatre, directed by Robert O’Hara), which has been developed at Theatre Latté Da, Goodspeed Musicals, The Signature Theatre and selected for the 2018 NAMT Festival of New Musicals.
Angelica was one of six writers chosen for the inaugural Geffen Playhouse Writers Room. She was the Master Playwright in the Frank Silvera Writer’s Workshop Inaugural 3in3 Playwright Festival, and has written for the Obie-Award-Winning 48 Hours in Harlem Festival and the Fire This Time Festival.
Angelica received her BA in Theatre from UCLA, MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University and MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU.
- Off Broadway
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- LA/Southern California
- Theatrical Lyricist
- THE DRAMATISTS GUILD
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