Nissy Aya is a Black girl from the Bronx. She joined The Lark as the 2016-2017 Artistic Programming apprentice and now serves as the Artistic Coordinator. She is a writer, educator, and cultural worker who believes in the transformative nature of storytelling and sees theatre as a tool to create social change by empowering disenfranchised communities to unapologetically portray their whole selves on stage. She is a trained facilitator on topics surrounding the intersections of identity, power and privilege and how those intersections influence structures of oppression. As an artist, her work centers the voices of Black women, explores the lines between history and memory, details both the presence and absence of love and recounts extremely tall tales.