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Johnna Adams is a 2012 graduate of the Rita & Burton Goldburg MFA Program at Hunter College (led by Tine Howe), the 2011 recipient of the Princess Grace Award and a finalist for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Her play Gidion’s Knot was published in the December 2012 issue of TCG’s American Theatre Magazine and received an ATCA/Steinberg Citation. She is a past Reva Shiner Award winner, winner of the OC Weekly’s Best Original Play award (twice), finalist for the Christopher Brian Wolk Award, finalist for the William Saroyan Prize and a New York Innovative Theatre Award nominee. Her play Sans Merci was produced in New York by Flux Theatre Ensemble, and Boomerang Theatre produced her rhyming verse comedy, Lickspittles, Buttonholdders, and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens. Johnna’s plays are published by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. and Original Works Publishing (

World Builders – Playwright (2022)