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Angela C. Hall

RISING SUN SHORT PLAYS

Three short plays involving unconventional couplings: a man and his just-released-from-a-mental-hospital wife; an older man and a teenage girl; and a woman, her boyfriend, and his id.

ANGELA C. HALL is a playwright/performer/dramaturg/college instructor from Dublin, Georgia, where she was born and raised. She holds a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Theatre from Augusta State University, obtained in December 2003. In 2008, Angela received an MFA in playwriting from Georgia College and State University. Angela is currently pursuing a second MFA in Dramatic Media Production at University of Georgia.

A published poet and short fiction writer, Angela has taught playwriting, fiction writing, composition, and literature at Georgia College and State University, and has taught dramatic writing and introductory Film Studies courses at the University of Georgia. In addition, Angela has worked as editor for Sandhills, Augusta State University’s literary journalShe currently works at the University of Georgia as an instructor with the Writing Intensive Program, a multi-disciplinary program that focuses on the critical thinking skills required for effective academic writing, and as writing coach for the Institute of Women’s Studies.

Angela’s one act play, Greenlight, produced by Rising Sun Performance Co., recently ran off- off Broadway in New York City, and was nominated for a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Best Original Short Play. Her one act play, Wife Shop was published August 2013 in The Best American Short Plays 2011-2012 (Applause Books), and has received productions across the country.

Her most recent play, Magnolia Blossoms: A Civil War Melodrama will be performed as part of University of Georgia’s 2015-2016 season, March 23-31, 2016 at Cellar Theater. 

Angela has been awarded a Wilson Center Arts and Humanities Research Grant to develop The Pregnant Tree, an epic multimedia theatre project that explores the disturbing history of lynching in the American South.

Angela was also the 2013 recipient of the August Staub Award, given to graduate students whose contributions to theatre extend beyond the academy.

Angela has been commissioned to form a community-based theatre project in conjunction with Georgia Regents University Comprehensive Cancer Center in Augusta, GA that seeks to bridge the communication gap between newly diagnosed cancer patients and their physicians.

Angela has been selected to deliver a University lecture for the Institute for Women’s Studies’ Friday Speaker Series, titled, “Writing Oneself Into Existence: Arts-Based Research and the Power of Voice and Storytelling”, March 18, 2016, Miller Learning Center, University of Georgia.