Marissa Joyce Stamps is a Black, Haitian-American NYC-born and based writer, director, actor, and educator who creates vortexes that center, celebrate and amplify Black folks through an Afrosurrealist lens. She is the recipient of the 2023 Princess Grace Playwriting Award, a member of Clubbed Thumb's 2023-2024 Early-Career Writers' Group, a Mercury Store Fall 2023 Lead Artist, a New Georges Affiliate Artist, and was named a 2023 Finalist for National Black Theatre’s I AM SOUL Playwrights Residency. Recent plays: …Twisted Juniper (2022 O'Neill NPC Finalist; Chautauqua Theater Company's 2021 NPW; Workshop Theater's Fall 2020 Intensive), Blue Fire… (Exponential Festival 2022; Orchard Project’s 2021 Performance Lab), deadbodydeadbodydeadbody (Ars Nova ANT Fest 2022), Letiche… (Bushwick Starr SRS 2023), Being Up in Here… (Exponential Festival 2024, Brick Aux 2022), and Techno Paper Planes (Moxie Arts Commission 20/21).
Marissa has also collaborated with The Public Theater, The 24 Hour Plays, Fire This Time Festival, Conch Shell Productions, Dixon Place, Irondale, The Anthropologists, New Ohio Theatre, Keen Company, Wild Project, BUFU, and more. She is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild and Playwrights’ Center. Marissa serves as The Workshop Theater's Literary Manager and has also taught at Brooklyn College. MFA in Playwriting: Brooklyn College. BFA in Drama, BA in Journalism: NYU.