2017-19 Apothetae and Lark Playwriting Fellowship Finalist
Drewcella Davis (They/Them) has been a weaver of tales since they could speak their apparitions into existence. Their muse for storytelling comes from their Afrocentric ancestry. They pull inspiration for their stories from Santeria mythology. They’re compelled to conjure folklore so that they can cultivate black joy. Playwriting allows them to grab an audience and hold space for laughter, rejoicing, and revolutionary love. Their artistic mission is to bring life onto the stage that reflects the black youth in their community. In doing so they hope to provide a service of communal engagement that reminds us of the glory and heartache of our past but propels us toward a revolutionary future. Drewcella was a 2016 Many Voices Mentee at The Playwrights Center. Their play, SKIN, was part of the 2017 Twin Cities Horror Festival. It was the first in the festival’s nine-year history to have a sellout run. In 2019 they were awarded the I AM SOUL residency at The National Black Theatre. Their play WADE IN THE WATER was part of The Great Divide Series at Pillsbury House + Theatre. They’re so excited to begin their journey as a Fellow at The Lark Theatre.
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