Phanésia Pharel

Phanésia Pharel for Black Girl Joy

Phanésia Pharel is a playwright from the great state of Florida and even greater city of Miami. Grounded in poetry and afrofuturism, she writes about the divine metaphysical dilemma of colored girlhood spanning generations, revolutions, and islands. Her plays explore futures built on love by centering women’s pleasure, safety and joy. Full lengths: LUCKY (New York Stage and Film). BLACK GIRL JOY (Jane Chambers Finalist, O’Neill Semi-Finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival Semi-Finalist). Other Honors include City Theatre National Short Playwriting Finalist and Blank Stage “Future of Playwriting” Semi-Finalist. Member of the Obie award winning EST/ Youngblood group. Commissions include City Theatre Miami, the Latinx Playwrights Circle & Pregones/PRTT Greater Good Commission and Thrown Stone Theatre. Residencies include New York Stage and Film, Echo Theater Company of Los Angeles, the Playwrights Center Core Apprenticeship and the Inaugural 068 Magazine Thrown Stone Theatre Fellowship. Publishing: Concord Theatricals, Smith and Kraus Best Plays of 2020, Reset Coalition 2020 Anthology and the City Theatre Anthology.

BA: Urban Studies, Barnard College of Columbia University.

Management: Brandy Rivers @ Industry Entertainment

About Black Girl Joy
At the Black Girl Joy Center for Vulnerable Youth in Miami, four girls- Trina, JT, Squeaks and Donna come together to share their story. Black Girl Joy shifts between memory, choreo poems and a juicy plot. It is a ritual play for black girls/women to heal from intimate partner violence, a loss of girlhood, and the death of our friends.