Marissa Joyce Stamps

2023 Princess Grace Award
Playwriting Fellowship in partnership with New Dramatists


Marissa Joyce Stamps is a Black, Haitian-American NYC-born and based writer, director, actor, and educator who creates vortexes centering Black folks via Afrosurrealism. She is a 2023 Finalist for The National Black Theatre’s I AM SOUL Playwrights Residency, a Fall 2023 Lead Artist at The Mercury Store, and a New Georges Affiliate Artist. Recent: Twisted Juniper (2022 O’Neill NPC Finalist; Chautauqua‘s 2021 NPW; Workshop Theater’s 2020 Intensive), Being Up in Here… (Upcoming Production 2024; Brick Aux 2022), Blue Fire… (Exponential Festival 2022; Orchard Project 2021), Letiche… (Bushwick Starr Reading Series 2023), and deadbodydeadbodydeadbody (Ars Nova ANT Fest 2022). She’s also collaborated with The 24 Hour Plays, The Public Theater, Fire This Time Festival, Conch Shell Productions, Moxie Arts, Wild Project, BUFU, and more. Marissa serves as Literary Manager at The Workshop Theater. MFA Playwriting: Brooklyn College.