Afrika Brown

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Playwright, poet and screenwriter Afrika Brown began her career as a journalist writing fashion, lifestyle and entertainment features.  In 2006, Brown published Sepia Sapphire, a collection of poetry.  In 2007, Brown’s weekly chapter series Diary of a Break Up was featured by  In 2009, she founded F.A.M.E. NYC Magazine.  In 2014, THE OUTING, Brown’s first one act play, was featured at Open Hydrant’s Urban Waves Festival, Manhattan Repertory Summer Shorts Festival and The Strawberry Festival.  In 2015 Brown’s new sio-political play STRANGE FRUIT REDUX exploded onto the off-off Broadway landscape making its world premiere at Manhattan Repertory Theatre‘s 10th Anniversary Event.  It returned to NYC in November 2015 participating in the Midtown International Theatre Festival.  In 2016, STRANGE FRUIT REDUX embarked on a tour playing festivals and theaters nationwide.  In May 2016, Brown debuted SLOW BULLET, MY THREE LOVES at Manhattan Repertory Theatre.  Brown is proud to become a part of the MRT family as their newest Resident Playwright.