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|Biographical Information |
|Ms. Williams-Witherspoon has a Ph.D in Anthropology, M.A. in Anthropology, MFA (Theater),Graduate Certificate)Women's Studies, B.A. (Journalism).
She is an assistant professor in the Theater Department at Temple University.
A 2001 Independence Foundation Theater Communications Group Grant, the 2000 winner of the PEW Charitable Trust $50,000 fellowship in scriptwriting, and the 1999, winner of the DaimlerChrysler "Spirit of the Word" National Poetry Competition (Seattle) at the Unity'99 Conference, Kimmika Williams has also been the recipient of a host of awards and honors, including: the DaimlerChrysler Regional Poetry Contest (Philadelphia), the 1996, Lila Wallace Creative Arts Fellowship with the American Antiquarian Society and a two-time returning playwright with the Minneapolis Playwrights' Center and Pew Charitable Trusts Playwrights Exchange.
Williams was, at one time, Arts Producer for public radio, WXPN-88.5, reporter and columnist with the Philadelphia Tribune and television editor for the Chicago-based "Maceba Affairs Media Review Magazine.
As a journalist, Williams' articles and essays have appeared in the "Hammer" Journal,"Dialogue", the Philadelphia REAL NEWS, POETS & WRITERS Magazine, THE OTHER SIDE, the New York GUARDIAN NEWSWEEKLY, the DAILY MUSE, BLACK AMERICA MAGAZINE, PHILLY BEAT, HIGH PERFORMANCE MAGAZINE and the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS.
In 1986, she was commended for outstanding journalism by the Philadelphia Veterans Administration.
Her stage credits include, "From Brillo Pads To Feminine Pads: Raw Abrasives", "A Product of Pop Culture and Pissed", "Nappy Truth", "Common Folk", "A CHAINED FOOT STUMBLING ON A NEW WORLD", "GUMBO", "WE THE PEOPLE", "IZZY", "THE BLACK DIAMOND" and "WHERE WERE YOU IN '65".
As a playwright, Williams-Witherspoon has had sixteen of her plays produced in professional theater, including "From Brillo Pad |