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Marissa Joyce Stamps is a Haitian-American NYC-based writer, director, and actor who creates vortexes that center, celebrate and amplify Black folks through an Afrosurrealist lens. Recent plays include You Can Tell from the Twisted Juniper (2022 Eugene O'Neill NPC Finalist; Chautauqua Theatre Company‘s 2021 New Play Workshop; The Workshop Theater's Fall 2020 Writers Intensive), Blue Fire Burns the Hottest (Exponential Festival 2022; The Orchard Project’s 2021 Performance Lab), deadbodydeadbodydeadbody (Ars Nova ANT Fest 2022), Techno Paper Planes (Moxie Arts Moxie Commission 20/21), and The Water Rumbles in Limbo Time (The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals 2020, FEMFEST Houston 2020). She has also written for The 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues series (Pine-Sol & Parfum; Greenland Air; Flanm Dife).


She has been a member of The Anthropologists since 2019. She is a facilitator in The Workshop Theater's Writers Intensives. She is also an Adjunct Professor in Brooklyn College’s English Department.


Marissa has also collaborated with The National Black Theatre, The Public, The Fire This Time Festival, Conch Shell Productions, Dixon Place, Irondale, New Ohio Theatre, Keen Company, The Wild Project, Playwrights Downtown, BUFU, and more. Marissa is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild.


She is currently studying with Haruna Lee and Dennis A. Allen II in Brooklyn College’s MFA Playwriting Program, where she was a Rona Jaffe Foundation 2021-2022 Fellow. She is also an NYU alum in BFA Drama and BA Journalism. 

Marissa also really likes Kendrick Lamar, dark chocolate, and watching the sunset at Rockaway Beach.