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WRITING RESUME

DRAMATISTS GUILD MEMBER

"Salter creates a detailed and absorbing world... Her strong voice resonates..." - Star Ledger​

Salter's work displays, "the breadth of [her] acting skills as well as the meticulous attention [she's] paid to the construction of character - Charles Isherwood, NY Times


​The production and performance of In the Continuum, "could easily have held their own among this year’s Tony Award nominees." - Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood, NY Times



"The theater, used this wisely and this well [as in In the Continuum], speaks louder and penetrates deeper.” Newsday

PLAYS

Nolan Williams Project (NEWorks Productions Commission - libretto only) 

Game Over (Woolly Mammoth/Black Women Playwrights' Group Commission - in development) - 2014 Map Fund Grant
 

Breakout Session, 2018 (NNPN/Cleveland Public Theatre Commission) 

Top of the Pyramid, 2016 (A.C.T. Young Conservatory Commission) 

Indian Head, 2016 (NJPAC's NJ Stage ExChange Commission with Luna Stage)

Mahogany Corpo - 10 minute, 2015 (New Black Fest UNTAMED Commission)

Peace Officer Privilege - 10 minute, 2015 (New Black Fest UNTAMED Commission)

Torn Asunder, 2015 (Kathy A. Perkins & Prof. Heather Andrea Williams commission)

Freedom Rider, 2014 (University of Missouri, Kansas City Commission) 

Lines in the Dust, 2014 (Luna Stage Commission)

The Princess and the Papparazzi, 2013 - one act (Strange Dog Theatre Commission)

Repairing a Nation, 2012

Of Great Merit, 2012 (Taft Museum of Art Commission) 

Carnaval, 2010

In the Continuum (co-author), 2005

SCREENPLAYS

Manchild in the Promised Land, (Commission - in development as a limited television series)

 

On Guard, (treatment - Sly Dog Films Commission) 2011

Father Figure, 2008

PRODUCTIONS, READINGS & WORKSHOP PRODUCTIONS

Breakout Session

    ​Cleveland Public Theatre (World Premiere, 2020) 

Carnaval

    ​McCarter Theatre, Fall Festival, In Their Own Voice, 2010

    Blackboard Reading Series, Cell Theatre - 2011

    New Moon Reading Series, Luna Stage - 2011

    The New Black Fest - 2011

    Luna Stage (World Premiere) - 2013

    National Black Theatre (NYC Premiere) - 2014

 

Freedom Rider

     University of Missouri-Kansas City (World Premiere) - 2015

 

Game Over (in development)

    Space on Ryder Farm - 2014

    Woolly Mammoth Theatre (World Premiere) - production pending

Indian Head

    Luna Stage (World Premiere) - 2017

 

In the Continuum (partial list)
    Mud/Bone Theatre Collective (summer festival) - 2004

    Ojai Playwright's Conference - 2004

    Primary Stages (World Premiere) - 2005
    Perry Street Theatre (commercial) - 2006
    Market Theatre (Johannesburg, South Africa) - 2007
    Baxter Theatre (Capetown, South Africa) - 2007
    Woolly Mammoth Theatre - 2007
    Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park - 2007
    Kirk Douglas Theatre - 2007
    GableStage - 2007
    Philadelphia Playhouse - 2008
    Yale Repertory Theatre - 2008
    Goodman Theatre - 2008
    Grahamstown Festival (Grahamstown, South Africa) - 2008
    Traverse Theatre - Edinburgh Theatre Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland) - 2008
    Up You Mighty Race Company - 2008
    St. Louis Black Repertory - 2009
    Ensemble Theatre Company - 2009

 

Lines in the Dust

    Luna Stage (World Premiere) - 2014

    TimePiece Reading Series, TimeLine Theatre - 2015

    ETA Creative Arts - 2016 

    Cleveland Public Theatre - 2016

    St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre Company - 2017 

    Tennessee Women's Theater Project - 2017

    Black Theatre Troupe - 2018

    Geva Theatre (Hornet's Nest reading series) - 2019

    Women's Theatre Festival - 2019

 

Of Great Merit (in development)

    Ojai Playwright's Conference - 2012

    Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (workshop production) - 2012​

 

Mahogany Corpo

    Star Center Theatre - 2016

 

Peace Officer Privilege

    Centerstage - 2015 (as a part of their "My America 2" series)

    The Martin Segal Theatre at CUNY Graduate Center  - 2015 (staged reading as a part of the UNTAMED series of the New Black Fest)​



The Princess & The Paparrazi

    StrangeDog Theatre Company, via Luna Stage - 2014


Repairing a Nation

    Playwright's in Process, Howard University - 2008

    Blackboard Reading Series, Cell Theatre - 2009

    Writer's Roundtable, NYU Steinhardt School, 2012-13

    Genesis Festival, Crossroads Theatre Company - 2013

    Crossroads Theatre Company (World Premiere) - 2015

            National Black Theatre Festival - 2015  (Crossroads production)

            PBS THIRTEEN - 2015 (Crossroads production taped, streamed online and broadcast on WNET's program Theatre Close-Up)

    ETA Creative Arts - 2015

    Karamu House - 2017 

Torn Asunder

    Institute for Arts and Humanities, Process Series - (workshop and reading) 2016

    Howard University, (reading) 2016

    Midtown Direct Theatre Company (reading) 2016

    St. Louis Black Repertory Company (World Premiere) - 2018

RESIDENCIES, WORKSHOPS, ETC.

OSF & One Minute Play Festival's "Every 28 Hours", 2015

Pace University Acting for Television, Film and Commercials Final Webseries, ON THE VERGE, 2015

Harlem 9's 48 Hours in Harlem, playwright, 2014

TCG Conference, 2007 (performance), 2014 (panelist), 2016 (plenary facilitator)

Premiere Stages Play Festival, semi-finalist, 2013

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference, semi-finalist, 2013

Playwright's of New York (PoNY) Fellowship, nomination 2013, 2015

Duncanson Artist in Residence (Taft Museum of Art), 2012

The American Slavery Project: Unheard Voice, 2012

Hedgebrook, 2009

McCarter Theatre Sallie B. Goodman Artists' Residency, 2007

US State Department - Cultural Affairs, 2007

PUBLICATIONS

In the Continuum. New York, NY: Samuel French, 2005.  Print.
The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2006.  Hanover, NH: Smith and Kraus, 2006.  Print.

The Best Plays Theatre Yearbook 2005-06.  New York, NY: Limelight Editions, 2007. Print.

New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2006.  Hanover, NH: Smith & Kraus, 2007. Print.
African Women Playwrights. University of Illinois Press, 2009. Print.
In the Continuum and other plays (schools edition). Harare, Zimbabwe: Weaver Press, 2009. Print.
Exceptional Monologues 1: for men and women. New York, NY: Samuel French, 2010. Print

Post-Black Plays. London: Methuen Drama, 2012. Print.

The Best Men's Stage Monologues of 2015.  Hanover, NH: Smith & Kraus, 2015.  Print. 

The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2015.  Hanover, NH: Smith & Kraus, 2015.  Print.

Contemporary Plays by African American Women: Ten Complete Works.  University of Illinois Press, 2015 Print. ​ 

Monologues for Actors of Color: Men.  New York, NY: Routledge Publishing. 2016.  Print.

Monologues for Actors of Color: Women.  New York, NY: Routledge Publishing. 2016.  Print.

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color.  New York, NY: Routledge Publishing. 2017.  Print.  

When the Promise was Broken. Hanover, NH: Smith & Kraus, 2018.  Print. 

Black Drama. Alexander Street Publishing.  2018.  Electronic.  (pending) 

AWARDS

St. Louis Theatre Circle Award, Best New Play - 2019, Torn Asunder

National New Play Network Annual Commission - 2017

AUDELCO Best Playwright, Best Dramatic Production nominations - Carnaval, 2015

Routledge Publishing Monologues for Actors of Color Finalist, 2014

MAP Fund Grant, 2014 (Game Over, Woolly Mammoth Commission)

Friends of the United Nations’ Global Tolerance Award, 2004
OBIE, Special Citation, 2005
NY Outer Critics Award for Best New American Play, 2005
Theatre Hall of Fame - Marian Seldes/Garson Kanin Fellowship, 2006
Helen Hayes Best Non-Resident Production - In the Continuum, 2007

EDUCATION

New York University, Graduate Acting, MFA
Howard University, Theatre Arts, BFA