Adrienne Dawes is a mixed race AfroLatinx playwright originally from Austin, TX. Her plays include Denim Doves, Am I White, You Are Pretty, Jesus Loves Good Christians, and Heritage, Her-i-tage, and Hair-i-tage. Her work has been produced by Salvage Vanguard Theater, Sacred Fools Theatre, American Repertory Theatre of London, Live Girls! Theatre, Little Fish Theatre Company, New England Academy of Theater, NJ Rep, 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 a 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.