Stories from the South
- Genre ST -- Storytellers
- URL http://www.shewrites.com/kathyaalexander
- Biography Kathya Alexander is a writer, actor, playwright and teaching artist. She was a 2007 Writer-in-Residence at Hedgebrook's Women's Writers Retreat and won the 2002 Fringe First Award for Black to My Roots at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for Outstanding New Production in Edinburgh, Scotland. Kathya’s writing has appeared in Colors Northwest Magazine and she is the author of Angel in the Outhouse, God the Mother: A Creation Story, and the God the Mother Calendar. Kathya’s plays include David & Jonathan (a modern day re-telling of the biblical story) staged at The Seattle Rep in February, 2008; Dream’n (adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream-2007); HumaNature (choreopoem-2007); Homegoing (2006); Nappy Roots: A Fairy Tale (about hair and African American girls’ self-esteem); and Little Rock Nine (children’s play about the integration of Central High. Kathya is a member of the African American Writers Alliance and the Seattle Storytellers Guild.