Ramp / Mushroom

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$17.60
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53rd State Press
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English
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Paperback
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9781737025535
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About the Author

EisaDavisis an award-winning actor, writer, and singer-songwriter working on stage andscreen. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her play Bulrusher, and wrote and starred in Angela's Mixtape, named a best of the year by TheNew Yorker. Other plays include Ramp (Ruby Prize winner), The History of Light (Barrymorenomination), Paper Armor, Umkovu, Six Minutes, Warriors Don't Cry, Mushroom, and : Girls:: Chance:: Music: . Collaborations include Mazeat The Shed, The House on Coco Road, Active Ingredients, HipHop Anansi, and Cirque du Soleil's first ice show, Crystal. Worksin progress include a sound art installation/performance piece entitled The Essentialisn't, and amusical version of Devil In A Blue Dress. Eisa wrote for both seasonsof the Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, and is creating a limited seriesbased on the memoir by Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest member of the LittleRock Nine. Eisa is a 2020 Creative Capital recipient. She was awarded theprestigious Herb Alpert Award in Theatre, and was a resident playwright at NewDramatists, where she won the Helen Merrill Award and the Whitfield Cook Award, among others. She has received fellowships from Sundance, Yaddo, the MacDowellColony, Cave Canem, and the Doris Duke, Van Lier and Mellon Foundations. As anactor, she is an Obie Award winner for Sustained Excellence in Performance.Eisa's recent work includes a microplay by Lynn Nottage in the virtual seriesTheatre For One, the role of June in the musical adaptation of The SecretLife of Bees (AUDELCO award, Lortel nomination), Kings at the Public(Drama League nomination), the 2017 Shakespeare in the Park production of JuliusCaesar, and Preludes created by Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin, forwhich she received her second Lucille Lortel nomination. Other theatreperformances include Antigone in Ferguson, Luck of the Irish (Lucille Lortel and AUDELCOnominations), the world premieres of This and The Call, thefirst revival of ThePiano Lesson at Yale Rep (also composer and music director), and theacclaimed Broadway rock musical Passing Strange, captured on film bySpike Lee. Current television work includes Betty, Bluff City Law, GodFriended Me, Rise, Condi Rice on The Looming Tower, and Succession.