CAYENNE DOUGLASS is a New York City based playwright. Her plays have been developed and/or produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Perspectives Theatre Company, Fresh Ink Theatre, Dixon Place, Brave New World Repertory Theatre, Midtown International Theatre Festival,Big Apple Theatre Festival, ESPA Primary Stages Detention Series, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, The Players Theatre, FEAST: A Performance Series, Edmunds Driftwood Players in Seattle and “Ain’t I a Woman” in Louisville, KY. Cayenne has participated in The First Stage Residency through The Drama League, The Barn Arts Residency in Bass Harbor, ME and The Emerging Artists Residency at The Tofte Lake Center in Ely, MN. She has been published by Smith & Kraus in three monologue anthologies. In 2019 Cayenne was a Kennedy Center Region 1 finalist for The Gary Garrison National Ten-Minute Play Award and in 2020 was a semi-finalist for that same award. Additionally, in 2020 her full length play, Maiden Voyage was the second place recipient of the Kennedy Center's Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, and is being recognized for distinguished achievement for both the Rosa Parks and Paula Vogel Playwriting Awards. She was also recently accepted into Take Ten Theatre Masters, a national MFA Playwright Festival in association with Rattlestick Playwrights' Theatre.
Cayenne is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild and The Playwrights' Center.