Natyna Bean (she/they) is a Blk queer-femme writer, educator and truth-teller from Philly who witnesses and writes the world around her/them. The world — interpreted by Natyna — has been produced and/or developed in collaboration with the Great Plains Theatre Conference, the Playground Experiment, the Fire This Time Festival, Tectonic Theatre Company, Cape Cod Theater Project, Moving Arts Theater, 24 Hour Plays Nationals, the Bats of the Flea Theater in NY. Bean is the recipient of the 2020 Lilly Award in Honor of Lorraine Hansberry, the 2014 KCACTF National Undergraduate Playwriting Award, and is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Bean is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Playwriting at the New School University.