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August 10 - April 13, 2025
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AMPLIFY: A Playwright's Voice is an unprecedented festival of three New York City premieres by one playwright in all three of 59E59’s theater spaces. The second annual AMPLIFY Festival will showcase the talent of local playwright Chisa Hutchinson with the NYC premieres of her plays The Bleeding Class, Redeemed, and Amerikin.

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"Hutchinson herself has proven to be one of modern theater's preeminent wordsmiths." – DC Theater Arts

"It is her ability to weave humor and compassion with biting social commentary that makes any Hutchinson premiere a major theatrical event." – BroadwayWorld


Chisa Hutchinson (BA Vassar College; MFA NYU - TSoA) has presented her plays, which include She Like GirlsSomebody’s DaughterSurely Goodness & MercyWhitelisted, and Dead & Breathing at such venues as Atlantic Theater Company, Contemporary American Theater Festival, the National Black Theatre, Second Stage, and Arch 468 in London. Her radio drama, Proof of Love, can be found on Audible (with a boss rating). She’s been a New Dramatist, a Dramatists Guild Fellow, a Lark Fellow, a Humanitas Fellow, a NeoFuturist, and a staff writer for the Blue Man Group. Chisa has also won a GLAAD Award, a Lilly Award, a New York Innovative Theatre Award, a Helen Merrill Award, and the Lanford Wilson Award. She staffed on two television series: Three Women (Starz) and Tell Me Lies (Hulu). Meanwhile, her first original feature, The Subject, in which a white documentarian deals with the moral fallout from exploiting the death of a black teen, is available on various VOD platforms after a successful film festival circuit during which it won over 30 prizes. To learn more, visit


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