DSC_2011Prof. Ayvaunn Penn (Columbia University Playwriting Dean’s Fellow, Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist) is all things art and education. She is named by and Black Theatre Coalition as a Next Generation of Black Theatre Professionals honoree. Penn is a playwright-director and lyricist-composer passionate about theatre for social change, applied theatre, and nurturing future generations of theatre artists. Click to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Visit her personal website at