MARISSA JOYCE STAMPS (she/her) is a Haitian-American NYC-based writer, director, and actor who creates vortexes that center, celebrate and amplify Black and Brown voices through an Afrosurrealist lens. Currently, her play, YOU CAN TELL FROM THE TWISTED JUNIPER, is being developed in Chautauqua Theatre Company‘s New Play Workshop after recently being developed in The Workshop Theater's Fall 2020 Writers Intensive. She is in The Orchard Project’s 2021 Performance Lab developing her new devised piece, BLUE FIRE BURNS THE HOTTEST. She is also a Moxie Arts Moxie Commission 20/21 playwright (TECHNO PAPER PLANES Trilogy). She was a playwright in the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals 2020 (THE WATER RUMBLES IN LIMBO TIME) and has written for their Viral Monologues series (GREENLAND AIR, FLANM DIFE). She is also a company member of The Anthropologists, where she is a core collaborator in developing NO PANTS IN TUCSON and is a Creative Partner - Communications.
Marissa has performed at, written for, and collaborated with The National Black Theatre, The Fire This Time Festival, Conch Shell Productions, Ars Nova, Irondale, New Ohio Theatre, Keen Company, The Wild Project, Playwrights Downtown, BUFU, Women Between Arts, and more. Marissa is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild.
MFA in Playwriting candidate: Brooklyn College | BFA in Drama + BA in Journalism: NYU
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