The Playwright Cabal is proud to announce that three new instigators have joined our ranks:
Vinecia Coleman is a Twin Cities based playwright and actor. Her plays have been developed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Black Swan Lab, id Theater’s Seven Devils Playwrights’ Conference, Live Girls! Theater, and several others. Her awards include KCACTF National Partners of American Theatre nomination ( The Red Pen), KCACTF invited production and John Cauble Short Play award national semifinalist ( Home: The Place Where My Stuff Resides), and John Cauble regional semifinalist ( But What Am I?). As an actor, she has worked at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Pillsbury House Theatre, The Playwrights’ Center, Frank Theatre and more. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Iowa State University and a Master of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Dramatic Writing and Directing from the University of Idaho.
Kayla Hambek is a Minneapolis-based playwright and actor whose work has been produced across the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, as well as in Portland, OR, Buckingham, PA, and Washington D.C. Her work explores familial and other important, non-romantic relationships through a feminist, asexual lens; plays include butterfly(n.), The Dragonflies, Persuasion, Emma Abridged, Splinter, and Sprinkles. Kayla is the co-founder and Managing Director of Aethem Theatre, and has an MFA in Playwriting from Augsburg University.
Nissa Nordland Morgan is a playwright, actor and musician in Minneapolis, MN. Her plays The Fae and Incarnate were performed as part of the Twin Cities Horror Festival; The Fae was nominated for Best Original/New Work through TC Broadway World. Her Minnesota Fringe play Xena and Gabrielle Smash the Patriarchy was awarded the TC Arts Reader Critic’s Choice Award and won the Theatre in the Round Venue Pick. She’s been a mainstage cast member and writer at the Brave New Workshop. Her ten minute play Catnipped won second place at the MN Shorts Festival and her play What They Don’t Know was produced by Art’s Nest at the Phoenix Theatre. She has collaborated in devising new works with Umbrella Collective, The Winding Sheet Outfit, nimbus theatre and Four Humors. Nissa earned a BA in Theatre Arts from Southwest Minnesota State University.
We are thrilled to welcome Vinecia, Kayla, and Nissa into our cabal! We know that a more equitable theater community is necessary and possible, and we’re excited to have these writers join us in future missions and schemes towards that end.