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Kristiana Rae Colón

Writer, Producer, Actor, Organizer
2021 Make a Wave
Theater

Kristiana Rae Colón is a poet, playwright, actor, educator, producer, curator, creator of #BlackSexMatters, co-director of the #LetUsBreathe Collective, the inaugural Sam Roberson Fellow at Congo Square Theater, and staff writer on season 4 of The Chi. Past works include good friday (New Manifest ATX - 2020; The Flea Theater NYC - 2019; Oracle Productions - 2016), Tilikum (world premiere at Sideshow Theater, 2019 Best New Play at Non-Equity Jeff Awards, 2018 Outstanding New Play a the Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists Awards), Octagon (world premiere at Arcola Theatre, London, 2015; American premiere at Jackalope Theatre, 2016), but i cd only whisper (world premiere at Arcola Theatre, London, 2012; American premiere at The Flea, New York, 2016).

Kristiana is an alum of OpenTV’s Screenwriting Fellowship where she began developing a series adaptation of her play suspension, which was a semi-finalist for the Relentless Award. She is also an alum of the Goodman Theatre's Playwrights Unit where she developed her play florissant & canfield, which debuted at University of Illinois Chicago in 2018. She appeared on the fifth season of HBO's Def Poetry Jam. Kristiana uses her writing, producing, and organizing work to radically reimagine power structures, our complicity in them, and visions for liberation.

Featured Artworks

  •  Kristiana Rae Colón artwork "florissant & canfield"
  •  Kristiana Rae Colón artwork "florissant & canfield"
  •  Kristiana Rae Colón artwork "florissant & canfield"
  •  Kristiana Rae Colón artwork "florissant & canfield"
  •  Kristiana Rae Colón artwork