C. A. Johnson hails from Metairie Louisiana, but currently lives and writes in Queens. Her plays include Mother Tongue (Finalist 2016 Goldberg Play Prize), The Climb (2016 First Round Fellowship), Waitin' on the Moon,Elroy Learn His Name, and Thirst (2017 Kilroy’s List, 2017 PlayPenn Conference, Finalist 2017 Goldberg Play Prize).
She is a member of the 2017 Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm and a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center. She was previously The Lark's 2016 Van Lier Playwriting Fellow, a 2016-2017 Dramatists Guild Fellow, and a member of The Civilians R&D Group. Her work has been developed with The Lark, Open Bar Theatricals, UC San Diego, The Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation, and The Fire This Time Festival.
In addition to her playwriting, C.A. was a Mellon Mays undergraduate fellow, a winner of a 2007 Legacy Prize from The Creativity Foundation, and a creative writing instructor at her alma mater, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC. BA: Smith College, MFA: NYU
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