Moving Arts MADlab 2022 Playwright

Embers Borne West!

by Maddox Pennington

Maddox K. Pennington (they/them) received their MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Columbia University. Their first book, A Girl Walks Into a Book: What the Brontes Taught Me About Life, Love, and Women’s Work, a bibliomemoir about the Brontë sisters, was released May 2017 by Hachette. Previous writing has appeared on Electric Literature, The Toast, The American Scholar online; they’ve performed at DC Nerd Nite, FemX Improvised Monologues, the DC Drafthouse, Busboys and Poets, Songbyrd, the DC Arts Center, and other comedy venues.  After teaching college and creative writing in Washington DC, they moved to Los Angeles to join the writing faculty at the University of Southern California. In 2021, a reading of their play Love Chicken was featured at the virtual Pittsburgh Fringe Festival and Annex was presented during the Bucharest Inside the Beltway residency showcase.