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CV/RESUME

Synthia Williams

synthiawrites.com ~ synthiawrites@aol.com ~ 762-585-5484

 

EDUCATION

M.F.A. Creative Writing, Spalding University, Louisville, KY.

B.A. Communications, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC,

           

New African Grove Theatre Comany                                                                                                                     2009

     Co-founder and Associate Artistic Director of New African Grove Theatre Company                            2009

     Atlanta Tribune Magazine's “Best Theatre Companies“                                                                                2013

     AAPEX'S “Emerging Theatre of the Year”                                                                                                        2011

 

PUBLICATIONS

          “The Horn's Edge”: short story The Fayetteville Observer, NC                                                                            1989

A man's one day journey on Father's Day to find his father who is lost in a coma.

 

PRODUCED

     Full Length

          Domestic Damages (Play) Copyright © 2014

               New African Grove Theatre Company, Fulton County Arts Center,  Atlanta Ga                             2016

               Reading at the Downtown Decatur Library                                                                                           2015

               Decatur Arts Alliance Seed Grant Recipient                                                                                         2014

Seven women come together to find healing from the domestic abuse that has shaped their

lives. The stories are true, but these women have only met and come to know each other within the

confines of this work of fiction. 

 

          Boxing Memories (Play) Copyright © 2010

               New African Grove Theatre Company, Southwest Arts Center, Atlanta, GA                                   2014

               Multus Productions, Play Reading Series, Delray Beach, FL                                                              2011

Cora Garrison has passed away and her daughters, Mavis and Anne, have come to her

home to pack up her things. Mavis and Anne grew up in this house and the memories are

threatening to over take them, unless they can sort them out and pack them away forever

 

          Sins of the Father (Play) Copyright © 2012

               ETA Creative Arts, Chicago, IL                                                                                                                2015

               National Black Theatre Festival Production, Loma Hopkins Theatre, Winston-Salem, NC         2013

               Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Production, Porter Sanford Arts Center, Atlanta, GA                    2013

               New African Grove Theatre Company, Southwest Art Center, Atlanta, GA                                    2013

Caleb “Tigereye” Hamilton, a well known blues singer, returns home to Atlanta after nine

years to spend time with his son and father. His homecoming is marred by secrets of the

past and now those of the present. If they want to salvage their relationships, this grandfather,

son and grandson must lay bare their secrets in order to hear, understand, and forgive each

other before it's too late.

 

          Sisters  (Play)  Copyright © 2007                                                                                                                               

               New African Grove Theatre Company, Southwest Arts Center, Atlanta, GA                                  2010

               Accepted into the Washington DC Black Theatre Festival                                                                2010

               Accepted into the National Black Theatre Festival for a reading                                                     2009

The Johnson sisters own Divas, a small clothing design company in Atlanta. Lee, they youngest

sister meets Justice through a computer dating service. Justice comes in and changes the lives of

all three sisters. This play, while carrying us through the complexities of joy and pain, demonstrates

the flexibility of the human spirit and family ties.

 

          The Lesson (Children's Play) Copyright © 2006     

               Augustine Preparatory Academy, Decatur, GA                                                                                     2009

               Modeling and Talent Children's Acting Workshop, Atlanta, GA                                                          2007

All it takes is a look in the mirror to see how ugly selfishness can be.

 

          An Urban Christmas (Children's Play) Copyright © 2005

               Augustine Preparatory Academy, Decatur, GA                                                                                     2005

The story of the birth of Christ as told by the children in a modern day orphanage.

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Domestic Damages (Play) Copyright © 2014

               New African Grove Theatre Company, Fulton County Arts Center,  Atlanta Ga                             2016

 

 

 

 

 

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