Gavin Lawrence is a Minneapolis-based writer and performer. His play, Cut Flowers, garnered five Black Theatre Alliance Awards including the Lorraine Hansberry Award for Best Writing of a Play. Cut Flowers has been produced by the Mixed Blood Theatre, Chicago Theatre Company, Noble Fool Theatre Company, and at Howard University. Other plays produced at Mixed Blood include Salt Fish and Bakes (named Best New Script by the Minneapolis Star Tribune), Blown Away, Outside of the City, and Immigrant Dreams.
Mr. Lawrence has been commissioned twice by the Guthrie Theatre resulting in the production of his play, Bye, Bye Margarita, at the Guthrie Lab, and a workshop production of Lilies in the Valley with the Children's Theatre Company. His film, The Promise, was featured on the PBS series, MNTV. He is also a two-time recipient of Howard University's Distinguished Alumnus Award.