Cassandra Medley’s most recently produced plays include: American Slavery Project, 2012-13, NYC; Cell (Molelo Theater-San Diego, California, Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon 2011); Daughter (Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon 2009); Noon Day Sun (August, 2008, Diverse City Theatre Company—Theatre Row, New York City); and Relativity, a commission from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 2004. Relativity was produced by Kuntu Rep. of Pittsburg, Southern Rep. of New Orleans, 2007, the Ensemble Studio Theatre, May, 2006, the St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre --February, 2006, and the Magic Theatre in San Francisco in June, 2004. Cell is published in the anthology: Outstanding One-Act Plays—2012, Dramatists Play Service. Daughter is published by Broadway Play Publishing, 2012. Relativity won the 2006 Audelco “August Wilson Playwriting” Award and was featured on Science Friday, National Public Radio, and published by Broadway Play Publishing. Relativity was also featured in online radio broadcast of the play, Los Angeles Repertory Theatre –February, 2008. Noon Day Sun was nominated for the 2008 “August Wilson Playwriting” Award. Noon Day Sun is published by Broadway Play Publishing, Marathon 2004-06.
Ms. Medley has also the received the 2004 “Going to the River Writers” Life Achievement Award, 2002 Ensemble Studio Theatre 25th Anniversary Award for Theatre Excellence, the 2001 - Theatrefest Regional Playwriting Award for Best Play, the 1995 New Professional Theatre Award, and the 1995 Marilyn Simpson Award. She was a 1989 finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award in Playwriting, and won the 1990 National Endowment for the Arts Playwright Award. She was the 1986 recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant and a New York State Council on the Arts Grant for 1987. She teaches playwriting at Sarah Lawrence College, has taught at New York University, and has also served as guest artist at Columbia University, the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop and Seattle University. Cassandra worked as a staff writer for ABC Television: One Life to Live – 1995-97. She is a playwright member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre, the New River Dramatists, and the Dramatists Guild.