Camille Darby

Camille Darby was born in Jamaica, West Indies, but migrated to New York City with her family at 6 years old. Her constant attempts at adjusting to American culture—she soon discovered—were best manifested through her writing. It was her first play Mother, May I? written in her high school’s Residency Arts Programthat drew the attention of acclaimed playwright, Wendy Wasserstein. With the guidance and encouragement of Wasserstein, Camille continued to study theatre, history, literature and film at Sarah Lawrence College where she received her B.A. in Liberal Arts in 2005. During the same year, she also received Honorable Mention at the College Language Association Creative Writing Contest for her ten-minute play Where Your Gun At?— a social commentary examining the women of the Black Panther Movement of the 1960s. Camille holds an M.F.A in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s, Tisch School of the Arts, and during that time, has had a series of readings at The Public Theatre, which include Easy Conversation and Sweetest Taboo. In 2008, Camille received the Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) playwriting prize from the Bronx Council on the Arts for her full-length play Lords Resistance.

Shows participated in:
Ten Minute Plays (2010 - 11) Playwright