Sukari Jones is a playwright and lyricist who believes in art as a form of social justice. Sukari is most interested in the intersection of race and power in the United States as seen through a magical or sci-fi lens. She is passionate about creating impossible theater that necessarily centers people of color–in particular Black femmes. Similar to the Bechdel test, the Sukari test would be: see if you have you created a work that centers POCs, who inhabit roles as three-dimensional human beings who are neither an animal, a criminal or a slave/servant. Education: B.A. Vassar College, M.F.A. NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Memberships: WP Lab, BMI Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theater Workshop, The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group. Sukari’s work has been produced and developed at The Public Theater, Cherry Lane Theater, Lincoln Center, Lark Play Development Center, Barrington Stage Company, Joe’s Pub, Prospect Theater Company, Feinstein’s/54 Below, National Alliance of Musical Theatre Conference and Goodspeed Opera House. Fellowships/Residencies: The MacDowell Colony, W.K. Rose (Vassar College), Catwalk Art Residency, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center National Music Theatre Conference INCUBATOR residency, NAMT Festival of New Musicals. Commissions: Atlantic Theater Company, Barrington Stage Company.