Cheryl L. Davis
Cheryl Davis’ play Maid’s Door was produced at the Billie Holiday Theatre to excellent reviews, received seven Audelco Awards, and was presented at the 2015 and 2017 National Black Theatre Festivals; it was also a finalist for the Francesca Primus Prize. She received the Ed Kleban Award for her work as a musical theater librettist, and her musical Barnstormer about Bessie Coleman, the first Black woman flyer (written with award-winning composer Douglas J. Cohen), received a Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award under the auspices of the Lark Play Development Center. She received a Writers’ Guild Award for her work on the daytime dramatic serial As the World Turns and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her work on that show as well. She currently writes for Law & Order: SVU on a freelance basis, and her episode “Garland’s Baptism by Fire” aired on April 2, 2020.
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MORE ABOUT ME
My most gratifying moment in the theater was when, in one of my first plays, I had a character pose a heartbreaking question - and the audience fell completely silent, watching and waiting to hear the response.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
A short musical called Don't....Stay...Safe
Black, Woman, Historical, Musical
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