Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu (Panelist)

Antoinette Nwandu

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu (she/her) is a New York-based writer for stage, tv & film. Her play Pass Over reopened Broadway in August after making its NY debut at LCT3/Lincoln Center in 2018. A filmed version of the 2017 Steppenwolf production—directed by Spike Lee—premiered at the Sundance Film Festival & SXSW, and is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Other plays include Breach: a manifesto on race in the eyes of a Black girl recovering from self hate (Victory Gardens) and Vanna White Has Got to Die! Antoinette is a MacDowell Fellow; an Ars Nova Play Group alum; a Dramatists Guild Fellow; and a Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference Literary Fellow. She’s won Lilly Award; a Lucille Lortel Award; the Whiting Award; the Samuel French Next Step Award; the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award; the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award; & the Negro Ensemble Company’s Douglas Turner Ward Prize. Furthermore, her work has been supported by the Sundance Theater Lab, Space on Ryder Farm, Ignition Fest, the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Fire This Time and The Movement Theater Company\s. Antoinette holds an A.B. in Eng from Harvard; an MSc from The University of Edinburgh; & an MFA from NYU Tisch.