Catch YPT's New Play Festival on May 14 & 21 at THEARC in Anacostia, DC!

My Plays



Premiering July 2018 as part of the Capital Fringe Festival's Writing Refreshed Project

At Arena Stage, July 7-29, 2018 (Directed by Jared Shamberger) One Older Wife. One Younger Wife. One Bald Eagle. And America. Adapted from a Yoruba folktale, this timely and surprising script explores identity, love and greed in today’s world. Come along and explore what it means to be faithful to yourself and to others, in a time of tremendous change.

BLACK GIRL, BLACK PEARL (in development)

At the reading of Black Girl, Black Pearl at the 2017 Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival, directed by Angelisa Gillyard (L to R: Angelisa Gillyard, Tamieka Chavis, Tia Cherie Dolet, Farah Lawal Harris, Taunya Ferguson, Lori Pitts and Z Jones)

In this poetic, heart-wrenching, empowering drama, drawing on ancient Greek drama traditions, 25-year-old Danah was raped on her birthday. Seeking freedom and healing, she engages in a pattern of public nudity as 'Round-the-Way Girls, a “Greek Chorus” of narrators and revolving supporting characters lead us through Danah’s journey to empowerment. Discussion with Q&A following the performance.

Writing Sample

Farah Lawal Harris Playwriting Sample (pdf)


My Poetry