Moving Arts MADlab 2019 Playwright


by Khari Wyatt

Khari Wyatt has written for theatre, television, and various journalistic publications such as the National Urban Leagues Opportunity Journal. His work has placed in various competitions including, Disney/ABC Writers Fellowship, AMC One-Hour Drama competition, Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, and Writer’s-for-Writer’s Diversity Fellowship among others. Some of the fellowships and grants he has received came from the MacDowell Colony, the Guy Hanks/Marvin Miller Screenwriting Program, and the Panavision New Filmmaker Equipment Grant. Chalk Repertory Theatre Company as well as the DC Black Theatre Festival have hosted his plays for readings. His play Some Type of Ecstasy was a semifinalist for the 2018 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference. Short films he has written and directed have appeared in foreign and domestic film festivals including Rotterdam International Film Festival, Raindance Independent Film Festival and Urbanworld Film Festival. As an actor he has appeared on network shows SharkAmerica’s Most Wanted and Unforgettable. He also produced a spoken word album, Mr. Wyatt – Elevator. Wyatt is an alumnus of Howard University, earned an MFA in Film from Columbia University in the City of New York, and also completed the Summer Legal Institute at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He is member of the Antaeus Theatre Company Playwrights Lab.