Never ever ever did I think I would become a writer. Never. It fell on top of me like a virgin lover; awkward at first but then after some time we found our rhythm. Next thing you know I began to enjoy it. I landed my first writing and directing opportunity while teaching acting at an inner-city performing arts conservatory one summer. Working with youth inspired me to develop The Girl Blue Project- a performing arts intensive created to empower low-income teen girls and girls in foster care. I cut my teeth producing, writing and directing 10 original works for The Girl Blue Project. After receiving a few accolades for my writing, I joined Robey Theatre Company’s Playwrights Lab and honed my skills under the tutelage of Aaron Henne and dramaturg Dylan Southard. I learned a lot about the craft, combined that knowledge with my innate abilities as a storyteller and became the playwright I am today. My first full-length play SHE will have its world premiere as part of Latino Theater Company's 2021 Season! SHE was also a CTG/Humanitas Playwright's Prize finalist, winner of Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival and 2018 Howard Players Alumni Works honoree at Theater Alliance in Washington D.C. As a 2019 MADLab playwright with Moving Arts I developed Robbin, from the Hood, culminating with a staged reading directed by Claudia de Vasco at the Bootleg Theater. My short play-Mourning of the Sons: Spirit Lives, directed by Diana Wyenn debuted at Theater at the Museum at LACMA in 2019. I am a 2018 Many Voices Fellowship finalist and the first playwright to have two works presented in the “A List” Reader’s Series at the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival. Live theater is everything to me but I am adapting to the world of television and film with high enthusiasm. My first series pilot Red Ribbons was a 2019 2nd-round finalist for The Orchard Project’s Episodic Lab and I am currently developing more original works for television and film that I am excited about.
Acting is my first love. I am a magna cum laude graduate of Howard University’s Theater Arts Department. I am fortunate enough to have worked professionally in numerous Off-Broadway and regional theaters. Notable credits include: 90011 South Central Speakeasy (2020 Antaeus Zip Code Plays on Spotify and Appletv) Eight Nights (Antaeus Theater), Tar Beach Incidentals (Westbeth Theater), Song of Sad Young Men (Producers Club Theater/ National Black Theater Festival), Insurrection: Holding History (Celebration Theater), Private Battle (Watts Village Theater/Cornerstone Theater), Really Rosie (Edison Theater) and A Raisin In The Sun (Ira Aldridge Theater), Film credits include supporting roles in Riot (Showtime), Ronnie/ The Killer Next Door (Sundance) and Faux Pas.
I'm available. Go ahead. Cast me.
Actor/Playwright Marlow Wyatt as Bird Ivy in South Central Speakeasy by Khari Wyatt- part of Antaeus Theater Company Zip Code Plays 2020
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