Eisa Davis

Eisa Davis wrote and starred in the acclaimed stage memoir Angela's Mixtape. She was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama with her play Bulrusher. Other plays include The History of Light (Contemporary American Theater Festival), Warriors Don't Cry (Cornerstone Theater Company, Tennessee Women's Theater Project), Hip Hop Anansi (Imagination Stage), Paper Armor, Umkovu, Six Minutes, and Secretary of Shake (in Point of Revue at Mixed Blood Theatre). Ms. Davis is a recent alum of New Dramatists, where she was a winner of the Helen Merrill Award, the Whitfield Cook Award, The Lippmann Family Award, and others. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Cave Canem, and the Van Lier and Mellon Foundations. Her writing has been published in American Theatre, The Source, To Be Real, Everything But The Burden, Step Into A World, Role Call, and Total Chaos. Ms. Davis is an Obie-winning actor whose work includes The Wire and the Broadway rock musical and Spike Lee film Passing Strange. She also writes and performs music, available on the album Something Else.

Plays by Eisa Davis