Malique Guinn

Malique Guinn for Gang Sines

Malique Guinn (he/him) is a playwright, poet, and screenwriter who hails from Lancaster, CA. His choreopoem Bounty On Our Heads was selected to have a reading at the 2022 KCACTF Region 2 Festival. His screenplay One Hand Washes The Other is the winner of the 2021 Alfred P. Sloan Screenplay Grant. His mathematical hip-hop play Gang Sines has multiple honors such as: 2021 Semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and 2018 Kennedy Center Hip Hop Theatre Creator Award. It has been produced at the Abrons Arts Center via DUAF NYC. His ten-minute play Please Pass On The Syrup was a participant at KCACTF Region 2 Festival in 2021, where it won the Planet Earth Playwriting Award. He is currently a second year MFA student in the Dramatic Writing Program at Carnegie Mellon University, after previously studying playwriting under the tutelage of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig at UCSB.

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About Gang Sines

Carle and his best friend Lincoln live in a world where only math is the key to the great things that await. He comes across the Moscow Enigma, the oldest known math problem in history, and sees it as his way to elevate his life. However, when his old bully transfers to his school, he becomes tasked with confronting old demons and fights against himself to not spiral out of control. This mathematical hip hop tale addresses accountability and fear while also creating a call for action to the tech world and lack of people of color within that space.