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Agyeiwaa Asante

Third-year MFA Playwriting Student


Agyeiwaa Asante is a third-year MFA student and a Ghanaian-American theatre artist based in Maryland. She writes to explore the experience of the black diaspora, intraracial/ cultural dynamics and more. Her plays include Swirl (Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival 2017, Watermelon One-Act Festival- Best Production 2019), Help Wanted (Silver Spring One Act Festival, Elemental Women Productions) and Dainty (BOLD NYC’s 2020 Festival). Her short play, Wildest Dreams, will premiere at the 13th Annual Fire This Time Festival. Most recently she was commissioned for UMD’s NextNow Festival and Single Carrot Theatre. She is the 2020 recipient of The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation’s Ollie Award for emerging playwrights. Her play By Grace Pt. 2 will be published via the 46th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. UC San Diego Credits: Dainty (staged reading), Promithes, Promithes (WNPF ‘22).

Dainty (staged reading)

 Promithes, Promithes (WNPF ‘22).


B.A. in Theatre, University of Maryland 2018

Literary Apprentice, Round House Theatre 2019-2020