Lecturer in Playwriting
Amina Henry is a Brooklyn-based playwright and educator. Productions include: Hunter John and Jane at JACK, Cindy with Project Y Theater, Ducklings at JACK, The Animals at JACK, Happily Ever at Brooklyn College, An American Family Takes a Lover at Theater for the New City, Water produced by Drama of Works and The Minstrel Show, produced as part of the 2013 Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood Festival at 13th Street Theater/CSC (NYC). Her work has been developed by and/or presented at: The New Group, The Flea, Clubbed Thumb, National Black Theater, Barefoot Theater, Little Theater at Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR), Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas, TX) and Interrobang Theatre (Baltimore, MD), among others. She has been in Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers and is a member of Page 73’s Interstate 73 writers group and Ars Nova’s emerging writers group. She is a 2017-2018 recipient of an Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Space Grant and is currently working on commissions for Clubbed Thumb, The New Group, and Hero Theater. She is a graduate of Yale University, holds an MA in Performance Studies from New York University, and an MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College. Her work focuses on the weirdness of life in all of its iterations.