Amina S. McIntyre is an Atlanta, GA based creative worship artist and playwright. Her production/reading credits include Working Title Playwrights at OnStage Atlanta, TipMyCup Productions at the Roy Arias Theater in New York, Wabash College, Colby College, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Spalding University, Indiana Theater Association ITWorks 2008, West Side Community CME Church, Sabrina McKenzie Ministries’ EPIC Women’s Conference, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory Museum of Art and Fort Wayne Fringe Festival and Atlanta One Minute Play Festival (invited playwright 3rd consecutive year). Amina was the 2011 Visiting Playwright in Residence at Lenoir-Rhyne University and a finalist for the New York Theater Workshop’s Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship.
Amina received a BA in Anthropology at Colby College, a MA in African American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington and a MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. She served as a Post Graduate Resident Assistant for two Spalding residencies, the facilitator for the 2014 Alumni Playwright Worship and co-coordinator for the Playwright’s Festival. Amina is a member of Working Title Playwrights, an Atlanta-based play development company, and Managing Director of Karibu Performing Arts, LLC/Songs of Karibu.
Amina is a recipient of a 2013-14 City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Individual Grant, a Playwright Apprentice in the Horizon Theatre 2014-2015 Apprenticeship Company and the 2014-2015 Atlanta Region Young Ambassador for the Dramatist’s Guild. Her play, All’s Fair for Jewels and Dresses, will be produced with Karibu Performing Arts in Atlanta, GA in October. Most recently, Amina started the Masters of Divinity degree program at Emory University and releasing her inspirational book 30 Days of Peace and Praise (Journee Publications) in Spring 2015.