Natyna Bean

Natyna Bean is a multi-genre writer, artist, and educator who builds worlds that celebrate the vitality of Black Queer femmehood while interrogating the presence and impact of American carceral systems. Combining their experience as a community worker and theatre-artist, Natyna confronts internalized behaviors of harm through storytelling and curricula, exploring sovereignty and asserting narratives of hope. Natyna’s work has been produced and/or developed with The Playground Experiment, The Fire This Time Festival, Moving Arts Theater, 24 Hour Plays Nationals, etc. Natyna was awarded the 2020 Lorraine Hansberry Lilly Award, is an NYU-Tisch alum and is currently pursuing an MFA in Playwriting at the New School.