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Writer / Filmmaker / Former Admissions Officer - Updates on Angela's Creative and Professional Work

Playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, and performance artist 

Educator, former Admissions Officer at Major U.S. universities.

Angela Counts is the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting award for the dramatic comedy, Hedy Understands Anxiety, published by Dramatic Publishing.

She is a former director of admissions at Harvard University and has taught screenwriting and theater for University of Arizona, Emerson College, Suffolk University, and Sundance Collab (advisor/co-teacher).

Angela’s plays, films, videos, and performances have been presented across the U.S. and she has received play commissions from New York Theater Workshop, New York, NY and On with Living and Learning, Cambridge, MA.

The Living Room Project, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA


She has written and co-produced original short screenplays, produced by Wild Wimmin Productions that have screened in the U.S. and internationally, and spec screenplays, including Hedy Understands Anxiety (feature screenplay) Emerging Narrative Selection, Independent Feature Film Market, New York, NY. 

She co-produced the feature film, 3 Americas, written and directed by Cristina Kotz Cornejo. More recently, she served as story consultant on several projects, including the spec T.V. pilot, 21 Meals by Jaideep Punjabi, Magic in the Desert, a VR/XR Project in development (dir. Cristina Kotz Cornejo), and the full-length documentary, Psalm of Howard Thurman (dir. Arleigh Prelow).  

Breakfast with Abu (2017)

#SayHerName: Watch Us Werk,  VanDerNoot Gallery, 
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA (group exhibition; curated by Dell Hamilton)

Hijab, Red Sea (2017)

 9 Moments for Now The Cooper Gallery, Harvard University 
(group exhibition; curated by Dell Hamilton)

Flower Child (2014)  

Flower Child, MFA Thesis Film Screening
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Her other works include her performance of "Looking for Lorraine: To Be Young, Gifted and Black to Black Lives Matter," which streamed live in 2020 as part of Area Code Art Fair (curator: Gabriel Sosa) and “My Muslim Daughter,” presented in the group exhibition, Stand Up! at Gallery Kayafas, SOWA Boston (Curators: Silvi Naci and Jeannie Sims). 


Dramatic Publishing Company is publisher of her Hansberry award-wining play, Hedy Understands Anxiety, and an excerpt from her play To Thine Self is collected in the the anthology, Scenes and Monologues for Mature Actors, edited by By Ann McDonough and Kent R. Brown.

Angela holds an M.F.A in Playwriting from U.S.C., an M.F.A. in Filmmaking and Performance from Northeastern (in a joint program with the School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University), and a B.A. in Communications from U.S.C.

Poster from the event - Dead Man Walking: An Afternoon Encounter with Capital Punishment in America, Harvard University 

Reading from Dead Man Walking, Written by Tim Robbins, Directed by Angela Counts


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Angela Counts premieres new performance inspired by Lorraine Hansberry - Friday August 21 @ 8 pm - YouTube Live

Looking for Lorraine:  Young, Gifted and Black to Black Lives Matter a new performance by Angela Counts Area Code Art Fair "Informed by values of collective intelligence, transparent experimentation, and open access, AREA CODE has been developed in collaboration with a team of Boston-area curators, and will be free for exhibitors and viewers."  Still from "My Muslim Daughter" by Angela Counts. Stand Up! Group Exhibition - Gallery Kayafas, Boston (2017)    Friday, August 21, 2020 at 8pm. YouTube Live. 25 Minutes. For more information visit Area Code Art Fair at Counts performs an investigative homage to the timeless vision and radical voice of playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry.  

Angela premieres new film work and performances in StandUp! Exhibition at Gallery Kafayas, July 10-13

Angela premiered new film work and performances in StandUp!,  a group exhibition held in July 2017 at Gallery Kayafas in Boston. StandUp!  featured all *women artists and was organized by artist-curator, Silvi Naci and 8 or more co-curators (see below for detailed information from Naci's site, Silver Projects ). Still from Hijab, Red Sea by Angela Counts (c) 2017 Still from Breakfast with Abu  by Angela Counts (c) 2017 Still from  Hijab, Red Sea  by Angela Counts (c) 2017 The following is from the Silver Projects website. It was an incredible experience, and it was a thrill to share the experience with so many amazing *women artists and curators, and all who attended the weeklong exhibition. STAND UP : All Women* Group Exhibition  at   Gallery Kayafas JULY 10               6-10pm – Opening Reception Performances by: 6-6:30 – ALICIA RODRIGUEZ ALVISA 6:30-7 – BIANCA BROXTON 7:00-7:30 – MAGGIE CAVALLO 7:30-8 – ANA LOOR 8:00-8:30 – SARAH PITAN 8:30-9:00 – M