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Kathya Alexander

County: King County




Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) 2021
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Kathya Alexander is a writer, actor, storyteller, and teaching artist. Her writing has appeared in the South Seattle Emerald, ColorsNW Magazine, Arkana Magazine, Native Skin, the anthology Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workplace, and the Pitkin Review. She has won the Welcome Back Seattle and Recreation For All Awards from Seattle Parks and Recreation; Jack Straw Artist Support Program Award; 4Culture’s Artists Projects Award; and the WRAP Award, Youth Arts Award, and the CityArtist Award from Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture. Her play, David and Jonathan: A Retelling of the Biblical Story, was presented at Night at the Neptune by Seattle Theater Group. Another play, HomeGoing, was chosen for residency at Hedgebrook Women’s Writer’s Retreat, and her play, Black To My Roots: African American Tales from the Head and the Heart, won the Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award in Edinburgh, Scotland for Outstanding New Production and Innovation in Theater. She has been resident playwright of Brownbox Theatre, an African American theater company based in Seattle, for 20 years in collaboration with Artistic Director, Tyrone Brown. Kathya is a member of the African American Writers Alliance, Seattle Storytellers Guild, and the Creative Advantage Arts Partners Roster. She is the author of God the Mother: A Creation Story, and her collection of short stories, Angel In The Outhouse, is available on Amazon. 

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My Daddy Dead - Arkana

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