Playwright Amina Henry

Necessary Exposure photo by Jody Christopherson-6

This portrait was on display at Dixon Place. It is part of Necessary Exposure’s 3rd installation which explores what it means to be writing for the theater as a woman at this moment in history.

Click below to listen to an excerpt of Amina’s play The Animals read by; Charles Everett, Melissa Diaz, Leta Renée-Alan, Isabelle Pierre, and Amelia Fowler. Sound Design by Martha Goode.

“Empathy, in the form of giving space to a diversity of voices to be heard, is essential now.”

Amina Henry is a Brooklyn-based playwright and producer. Productions include: The Animals at JACK, Happily Ever at Brooklyn College, An American Family Takes a Lover produced by the cell at Theater for the New City, Water produced by Drama of Works and The Minstrel Show,produced as part of the 2013 Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood Festival at 13th Street Theater/CSC (NYC). Her work has been developed by/presented at: The New Group, The Flea, Clubbed Thumb, National Black Theater, Barefoot Theater, Little Theater at Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, The Brick, JACK, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR) and Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas, TX), among others.

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