Edessa is a New York-based playwright and screenwriter. She was born in Sydney, Australia to Assyrian-Iraqi parents and later raised in the California Bay Area. She is a proud member of the Obie-winning playwright group Youngblood at EST.

Edessa has worked in both film and television for the likes of Sony and Disney. Although she was led into dramatic writing through her passion for filmmaking, which she studied in London, England, she discovered her love of writing for the stage while pursuing her MFA. Her full-length plays include Althea, Fog, Regnum Reptilia, and Child’s Play

Edessa completed her MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU Tisch (’16) under Lisa Kron.