Nay (Naomi) Harris is a graduate from Bard College at Simon’s Rock (major: African American Studies and Theater for Social Change- a self constructed major combining Sociology and Theater). They’re also a National Theater Institute and Advanced Playwriting alum of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center as well as an aspiring Professional Dominatrix. They’ve long been a poet and now playwright, lyricist and librettist. One of their main goals as a writer is to further alleviate stigmas and stereotypes regarding mental illness in the Black community and to raise awareness and create more access to mental health resources, especially for Black and other LGBTQ+ youth of color as well as increasing media representation of Black Queer and Nonbinary love and joy. They are also an advocate for the safety of sex workers, specifically within the BDSM community and are currently writing a musical (Club Leather Queen) about Professional Dominatrices who are Queer and of Color. They completed a Playwriting 102 course at the New York Theatre Workshop with instructor and renowned playwright Kate Moira Ryan. Among their works are Wounded Skyes, Glitter Bracelets, Take a Number and Wait, When I Grow Up I Wanna Be…, and All the Conversations You Wished You Had, But Never Did and The Role. Nay is currently attending NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program as a wordsperson.
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Upstate NY
- Theatrical Lyricist
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