Farah Lawal Harris

October 2, 2023

Farah Lawal Harris is a first-generation Nigerian playwright, actress, director, poet, and mother. She is a Producing Playwright with The Welders in Washington, DC, and was included on the 2020 Kilroys List for YPT’s world-premiere play, Silence is Violence. Farah is currently a member of theatreWashington’s Advisory Board and Co-Chair of the annual DC Theatre Summit. She is also a proud co-founder of the Washington, DC-based theatre companies, The Saartijie Project, and Wild Women Theatre, and a three-time individual artist grant recipient from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Farah’s work has been performed at Arena Stage, Round House Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Rep Stage, Capital Fringe Festival, Theater Alliance, Convergence Theatre, DC Black Theatre Festival, the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, and multiple universities along the East Coast. For more information about Farah, visit www.farahlawalharris.com.