Malick Ceesay is an LA-based playwright of Gambian-American heritage. His plays includeWAITING IN VAIN, BRUISED SILHOUETTE, SACROSANCT, and THE JAZZ EQUATION. In 2019, WAITING IN VAIN, was workshopped and produced at Augsburg University with Ambiance Theatre Company. Other works have been featured in Black MN Voices (published in 2020), The Plugged App, and Sunspot Literary Journal (fall of 2021). He is a part of the 2019-21 cohort for Red Eye Theater’s New Works 4 Weeks Festival (NW4W) for his film projects (in-progress) a mascu- poem. and MANSAYA. As a writer and performer, he has worked with Underdog Theatre, Capri Theatre (PCYC), Red Eye Theatre, Full Circle Theatre, The Playwrights’ Center, Lyric Arts, and the Guthrie. Malick sits as the Associate Artistic Director of Ambiance Theatre Company. As a Twin Cities native, he received his BFA from Augsburg University and pursuing his MFA in Playwriting at UCLA as a Graduate Opportunities Fellow. Synopses and samples of his plays can be viewed on New Play Exchange.
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