Donja R. Love Receives the 2017 Princess Grace Award in Playwriting

August 30, 2017

Donja R. Love
Donja R. Love

New Dramatists is delighted to welcome Donja R. Love to the playwright company. Donja received the 2017 Princess Grace Award in Playwriting for his play, Sugar In Our Wounds, and will be in residence at New Dramatists for the 2017-2018 Season.

Donja R. Love is an Afro-Queer playwright, poet, and filmmaker. He's the 2017 Princess Grace Fellow, a Eugene O’ Neill 2017 National Playwrights Conference finalist, The Lark's 2016 Van Lier New Voices Playwriting Fellow, The Playwrights Realm’s 2016-2017 Writing Fellow, and the 2016 Arch and Bruce Brown Playwriting Award recipient. His work has been developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Rising Circle Theatre, The Lark, and The Playwrights Realm. Select stage-plays include: The Love* Plays (Sugar In Our Wounds, Fireflies, In The Middle), and Soft; Or The Dead N---- Poem (New Dramatists Resident Playwright Semi-finalist). Select film work: Modern Day Black Gay (web series), and Once A Star (short film). He’s the co-founder of The Each-Other Project, an organization that helps build community and provide visibility, through art and advocacy, for LGBTQ People of Color, (

The Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship is made possible by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA.

Click here to read the announcement on the Princess Grace Foundation website.


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