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Keelay Gipson is an Activist, Teaching Artist, and Award-winning Playwright whose plays include #NewSlaves (Finalist; The O’Neill, Seven Devils Playwright Conference), CRH, or the placenta play (AADA Main Stage Live!, Semi-Finalist; The O’Neill, Bay Area Playwrights Conference), What I Tell You in the Dark (Finalist; Premiere Stages). He is the recipient of the Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists, as well as writing fellowships with Lambda Literary, The Amoralists, Page 73, Dramatist Guild Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts. He has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Cultural Affairs Department of the City of New York, the Administration of Children’s Services of the City of New York as well as an upcoming residency at New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater Season at Vassar this summer. His work has been seen/developed at HERE Arts Center, National Black Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Lark, The Fire This Time Festival, Classical Theater of Harlem, and New York Theatre Workshop.