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Kendra Ann Flournoy

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Director of Alumni Programs

Kendra Ann Flournoy joined The Lark in 2018 as the Artistic Programs Apprentice and is now serving as Director of Alumni Programs. She is a playwright and educator from Detroit who believes that theater is about truth telling and creating pathways to community dialogue, understanding, and transformative experiences. She is passionate about fashioning fresh, provocative, textured worlds that capture the richness and complexity of Black culture. Elements of folklore and magical realism are frequently explored in her writing along with themes of identity and intergenerational pathology.

Kendra’s plays have been staged in Kalamazoo, Detroit, and Chicago. Her work was featured in the 2019 50in50: Letters to Our Daughters project presented by The Billie Holiday Theatre and Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop. Her play Behind Maceo’s Eyes was in The Black Lady Theatre’s 2019 Foundation: New Writings Series. She co-founded Face Off Theatre Company, based in Kalamazoo, MI, and is an Artistic Associate of Black Lives Black Words.

Kendra received her BA in English and MFA in Playwriting from Western Michigan University.