cheryl davis, co-librettist
Cheryl received the Kleban Award as a librettist for her musical Barnstormer (written with composer Douglas J. Cohen) about Bessie Coleman, the first Black woman flyer. Her musical Bridges (also written with composer Doug Cohen) was commissioned and produced by the Berkeley Playhouse; it received great reviews, including from the San Francisco Examiner, and received a series of readings in NYC in November 2018 as part of Amas Musical Theatre’s “Dare to Be Different Festival”. Her play Maid’s Door was produced at the Billie Holiday Theatre, received seven Audelco Awards, was presented at the 2015 and 2017 National Black Theatre Festivals (and recently at the Human Rights New Works Festival in Birmingham Alabama), and was a finalist for the Francesca Primus Prize. She received a WGA Award and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her work on As the World Turns.
Her commissions include: Disney Theatrical Group, ClearChannel Entertainment, Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 92nd Street Y, Berkeley Playhouse, Red Mountain Theater Company, and Birmingham Children’s Theatre. She is the General Counsel of the Authors Guild. www.cldplay.com