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Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko


Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko (he/they/Nick) plays include: Silence Is A Sound; Cock Tales for Christmas; 37; S.T.A.R: Marsha P. Johnson; Waafrika 123: A Queerly Scripted Tragic Rise to African Fantasia; THEY/THEM/THEIRS; Home is the AfterLife; Blueprint for an African Lesbian; SH/Ero; Asymmetrical We; Brotherly Love; Trailer Park Tundra; Once A Man Always A Man; Mama Afrika; Queering MacBeth; Life Is About the Kill; That Day God Visits You; Ata; To Dyke Trans; Gayze; Good Grief; Pence At The Border and many more. Residencies include: Playwrights’ Center (2022-26); Resident Playwright Initiative with Playwrights’ Foundation (2019-2023); Resilience and Development (R&D) Writers’ Lab (2017-2018); New York City’s EWG (Emerging Writers’ Group) at the Public Theater and more.

Nick is a 2018 finalist for Africa’s Gerald Kraak Award; a two-time recipient of the Creativity Fund issued by the Public Theater and Time Warner, and a 2017 Spring grantee of a Theatre Bay Area (TBA) Individual Artist Cash grant. Nick graduated Magna Cum Laude at Columbia University in New York City for undergraduate and completed an MFA at Columbia University as a Point Scholar, the nation’s largest LGBTQIA scholarship fund, and was awarded a Columbia University Fellowship for theater at the same time.  Nick attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop thanks to a Norman Felton Fellowship.  XXY Queer Africa: More Invisible, a companion essay to WAAFRIKA 1-2-3 published in literary magazine Juked, was in Best American Essays 2020. Nick’s other essay, A Letter to My Gay Black Brother, was recently nominated for a Pushcart Award in 2021.