Jalisa "Leelee" Jackson’s work aligns itself with the lives of Black womxn postmodernity and sets out to both challenge and entertain theatre goers to better understand micro and macro aggression towards and within marginalized people groups of the African diaspora. In 2017, her play Comb Your Hair (Or You'll Look Like a Slave) was honoured and performed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival national competition. Jalisa “Leelee” Jackson writes through an Afro-Pessimistic lens while also contextualizing a narrative for Black life and Black death.
Allie Kroeper is a New Jersey-based playwright, actor, and comedian. A graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s in English, a minor in Theater, and a certificate in Creative Writing, she is giving back to the Rutgers community by working as the Academic Programs Coordinator for Douglass Residential College — her alma mater within her alma mater. She is currently in the improv conservatory at Magnet Theater and studying acting under Maria Psomas & Anthony Simone. Allie is constantly writing plays, novels, and poetry. Most importantly, you will almost always see Allie wearing a hat.
Courtney Wheeler works in social media for a major entertainment company by day and is a writer by night. In her monologues and blog posts she uses humor to discuss topics such as race, gender, feminism, and dating issues. You can follow her on Twitter: @Wheelerright, One day she’ll learn how to properly promote herself with a personal website with her work.
Thank you to all who submitted to the "Laughable" open call, and CONGRATULATIONS TO ALLIE KROEPER