J Dakota Powell is a writer/producer based London. Powell is the founder of LoNyLa (lonyla.com), a transatlantic Anglo-American collective dedicated to developing new work for stage, film and TV. In 2013, Powell launched the international “TimeWave” festival fusing live performance and technology (timewavefestival.com) as hosted by Innovation Warehouse, one of the United Kingdom’s leading technology accelerators. In 2002, Powell gathered the American theatre to respond in 911 in “Brave New World:” on Broadway. Plays include: Bliss Moon, The Impostor, Savage Light, Blackwater, Harry Black. Harry Black was produced in the Ensemble Studio Theatre's New Works Series. Blackwater was selected for the National Playwrights Conference, O'Neill Theatre Center and by John Guare for the Lincoln Center Reading Series. The Impostor was twice nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and received an Honourable Mention for the Jane Chambers Playwrighting Award. Powell has been produced by the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the Philadephia Theater Company's New Works Series, Circle Repertory Theatre Lab, the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Duke University's New Works Series; she has been commissioned by South Coast Repertory Theatre, Talking Wall Pictures, PBS Great Performances. Powell is a winner of the Writers Guild of America, East screenwriting fellowship (NYC) and won the Scriptapalooza (LA) competition. Powell is a graduate of Yale University, ITP/NYU and the Ensemble Studio Theater (NYC) 2-year program in acting, writing and directing. She is currently finishing a trilogy of plays that tracks the nuclear era - atom bomb to current proliferation.