Adrienne Dawes' plays include Denim Doves, Am I WhiteYou Are PrettyJesus Loves Good Christiansand Heritage, Her-i-tage, and Hair-i-tageHer work has been produced by Salvage Vanguard Theater, American Repertory Theatre of London, Live Girls! Theatre, Little Fish Theatre Company, New England Academy of Theater, New Jersey Repertory Company, Hyde Park Theater, St Idiot Collective and American Theater Company (Chicago, IL). Her plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc, Smith & Kraus, Heuer Publishing, Heartland Plays and Vintage Books. 

Adrienne is the recipient of the Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Prize for Playwriting.  Her play Am I White was a finalist for the 2012 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and semifinalist for the 2012 Princess Grace Award. Am I White won the David Mark Cohen New Play Award (2015 Austin Critics Table Awards), an award for Outstanding Original Script (2015 B. Iden Payne Awards) and was honorably mentioned by The List (The Kilroys) of recommended new plays by female and trans authors. 

Adrienne is a member of the Dramatists Guild and a company member of Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, TX. She is currently based in Tulsa, OK where she is a part of the first writing cohort at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, supported by the George Kaiser Family Foundation. 

Heckle Her is her production company.
Heckle Her is on "hiatus" until 2019.


The Negro Problem (podcast) [May 2017]

Adrienne Dawes and Heckle Her - The 2017 Black Creators and Tastemakers [March 2017]

2016 Babe of the Year: Adrienne Dawes - BossBabes ATX [February 2017]

"6 Theatre Workers You Should Know" - American Theatre Magazine [January 2017]

"People You Should Know . . . Adrienne Dawes" - Zack Calhoon blog [January 2017]  

"Adrienne Dawes' Many Hats" - Comedy Wham! (podcast) [January 2017]

"DOPE Queen" - Tribeza [December 2016]

"Austin's Comedy Scene Is Pretty White, But This Black Woman Is Changing That" - Essence Magazine [November 2016]

Interview with The Theft Forum (podcast) [November 2016]

"The Future of Theater" - Views and Brews podcast [October 2016]

One of the Babes - BossBabesATX blog [May 2016]

Playwright Spotlight -  Live Girls! Theater [March 2016]

Interview with Babe Squad [February 2016]

Feature in Austin Monthly Magazine [February 2016]

Interview with Libby Emmons [June 2015]

Interview with Austin American Statesman [October 2014] 

Interview with Blackboard Reading Series [November 2012]

Interview with Adam Szymkowicz [May 2012]