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About TS Hawkins

TS HAWKINS is an international author, performance poet, art activist, playwright, and member of the Dramatists Guild. Plays, short works, and books include Seeking Silence, Cartons of Ultrasounds, Too Late to Apologize, They’ll Neglect to Tell You, #RM2B, The Secret Life of Wonder: a prologue in G, AGAIN, #SuiteReality, “don’t wanna dance with ghosts...”, Sugar Lumps & Black Eye Blues, Confectionately Yours, Mahogany Nectar, Lil Blaek Book: all the long stories short, and The Hotel Haikus. Hawkins’ one-act choreopoem, AGAIN, was acknowledged for having the “Best Theater Moment of 2017”. #SuiteReality received the 2017 “Theatrical Reality Check” Surya Bonaly Award, an international publication in WORDPEACE Literary Journal, showcased in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre for the Black Lives, Black Words International Theatre Festival, and shares residence at the Carnegie Mellon University Hunt Library. Cartons of Ultrasounds had the pleasure of returning to New York for a limited off-Broadway run to rave reviews. Recently, The Secret Life of Wonder: a prologue in G graced Australian stages as part of Antipodes Theater Company's Ricochet Reading Series! Hawkins' residency credits include National Black Theatre SOUL Producing Resident, Swim Pony Performing Arts TrailOff Writer-in-Residence, 1812 Productions’ Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Residency, Out of Exile Artist-in-Residence, Irondale Ensemble “To Protect, Serve, and Understand”, Painted Bride Art Center’s Souls of Black Folk, and Alphabet Arts Puppets & Poets. Notable writing contributions include Rising Voices: Poems Towards a Social Justice Revolution (University Professors Press), Closet Cases/Queers on What We Wear (Et Alia Press), Family Legacies (SONKU Collective Magazine), Fragrance of Love (Poet Tree), WORDPEACE Literary Magazine/vol. 2 Spring Edition, and Long Wharf Theatre Blog Series.

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Awards and Acknowledgements
  • 2020: Carnegie Mellon University Hunt Library - #SuiteReality
  • 2017: Best Theater Moment by Bonaly Reviews about AGAIN,
  • 2017: Surya Bonaly Recognition Award for #SuiteReality
  • 2017: "10 Philly Poets To Watch For/National Poetry Day"Philadelphia Tribune
  • 2015: "7 Poets Keeping the Rhythmic Tradition Alive in Philadelphia"Philly Voice
  • 2014: LOE Top 50 Media Moguls of 2014 Nominee
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