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An Improvised Archival Mixtape-Manifesto by an Artist F.K.A Negro (Dead)

conjured by Nia O. Witherspoon


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About Nia Ostrow Witherspoon

Nia Ostrow Witherspoon is a Black Queer writer, multidisciplinary artist, cultural worker, and healing justice practitioner investigating the metaphysics of black liberation, desire, and diaspora. Witherspoon is the Multimedia Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University, a Creative Capital Awardee, a Jerome New Artist Fellow, an artist in residence at HERE Arts Center, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and was a 2017-18 2050 Playwriting/Directing Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop. Her award-winning work (MESSIAH, Dark Girl Chronicles, Priestess of Twerk) has been featured by JACK, La Mama ETC, The Shed, Playwright’s Realm, BRIC, HERE, National Black Theatre, BAAD, Movement Research, BAX, Dixon Place, Painted Bride, 651 Arts, and elsewhere. She is published in The Journal of Popular Culture, Yellow Medicine Review, Women and Collective Creation, and Imagined Theatres. She holds a BA from Smith College and a PhD from Stanford University in Theatre and Performance Studies, and has held tenure-track professorships at Florida State University and Arizona State University.