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Jeremy O. Harris

JEREMY O. HARRIS is the playwright and creator of the hit Broadway play SLAVE PLAY (Golden Theatre – Broadway, New York Theatre Workshop, NYT Critics Pick, Winner of the 2018 Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, and The Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences).

Jeremy co-wrote A24’s upcoming film ZOLA with director Janicza Bravo, which premiered at Sundance in 2020. He is currently adapting the sci-fi epic THE NEW WORLD by Ales Kot for Warner Bros. Pictures. In television, Harris is in an overall deal with HBO and is a co-producer on their hit series EUPHORIA. He was named “The Queer Black Savior the Theatre World Needs” by Out Magazine, is the Human Rights Campaign’s 2020 honoree, was included on both THR’s 50 Most Powerful LGBTQ Players in Hollywood and TIME Magazine’s 2019 100 NEXT lists, is the 11th recipient of the Vineyard Theatre’s Paula Vogel Playwrighting Award, a 2016 MacDowell Colony Fellow, an Orchard Project Greenhouse artist, a resident playwright with Colt Coeur, and is under commission from Lincoln Center Theater and Playwrights Horizons.

Jeremy is a graduate of the Yale MFA Playwriting Program and currently resides in New York.

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