Denise Joy Hart
Welcome to my online home
I'm Denise J. Hart, a playwright/director/dramaturge, raised in the midwest, and now located in Washington DC. I'm a bit of a globe trotter and that means I'll work pretty much anywhere a story takes me!
I have over 25 years of professional and academic experience in the performing arts. Ten years ago I founded the playwriting program at Howard University where I currently teach.
As a playwright, my research/creative work focuses on the African American experience and explores the intersection of race, class and identity and its impact on memory, personal integrity and family. My scholarship is driven by a commitment to document and preserve under researched narratives in the history of black theatre, particularly black playwrights.
Down below is what's "Up Next for Denise"! There you can find out more about the projects I'm currently working on and where I'll show up next in the world. Hey, you never know, maybe we'll bump into each other!
Cheers, Denise Joy
2022 Howard Entertainment Program
Jan -July 2022, teaching and mentoring students in unique program partnership between Howard University and Amazon Studios.
Director "Eulogy for L" Catholic University Socially Distant Play Festival
May 2021, Play reading - "Nothing to Lose" with Unexpected Stage Company
Speaking Engagements & Interviews
January 2021 - Guest on "Mollys Salon" with Molly Smith Artistic Director of Arena Stage Theatre
May 26, 2021 Keynote Speaker - Weston Playhouse Teacher Diversity and Culture Workshop