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Silent Woman; Photo: Lawrence Peart (2016)

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Josiah Turner

Josiah Turner

Josiah Thomas Turner is a M.F.A. in Playwriting candidate at The University of Texas at Austin. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Turner received his undergraduate degree in Drama from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. For his first full-length play, Uncle Tom's Nephews, Turner received the 2019 National Undergraduate Playwright Award from the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival and was named runner-up for the Loraine Hansberry Award. The piece was also a semi-finalist for the 2019 Playwrights Realm Scratchpad Series. Josiah’s short play, George, Jesse and Mary was named a finalist for the John Cauble Outstanding One-Act Play award. He was also the recipient of the 2019 Ken Ludwig Playwriting Scholarship.

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