Gethsemane Herron-Coward is a poet-turned-playwright from Washington, D.C. She is a 2016 Semi-Finalist for Rising Circle Theater Collective’s INKtank and a Finalist for the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award. Gethsemane was also a selected playwright for the 2016 24 Hour Play Festival-Nationals with the New School and a participant in EMERGENYC, the Hemispheric New York Emerging Performers Program. In 2016, she was awarded a Playwriting grant from the Puffin Foundation, which went to supporting residency with Judson Art’s Magic Time play development hub.
Previously, she was a recipient of a Dean’s Fellowship in Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies from the University of Maryland. Her writing and performance has been featured in Jaggery, Near Kin: A Collection of Words and Art Inspired by Octavia Estelle Butler, Atlanta Black Star, and the Washington Post. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild.