Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, playwright of Hooded.
Arvelle Chisholm is a current member of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at Juilliard and a recent MFA Playwriting graduate from the Catholic University of America.
Variety magazine calls him a “Rising Star” and American Theatre Magazine, a “person to watch.”
In 2016, he was named winner of both the Rosa Parks Playwriting Award and the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award at KCACTF.
Of his work, Arvelle Chisholm says:
I write plays that span space, time, and multiple universes; where memories lecture, elephants sing, and cotton fields grow in kitchens. I write plays where fourteen year old black boys wake up with blonde hair and blue eyes. I write plays where scenes stutter, stop, and then restart again.
Hooded: Or Being Black For Dummies premiered at Mosaic Theater in Washington D.C. His work has been developed with the Signature Theatre, Theatre J, Theatre Alliance, Endstation Theatre, The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.