Hope Ward is an actor, writer, director, and academic hailing from Providence, RI. She received her Bachelor’s degree in theater and Black studies from Randolph-Macon College, MFA in theater from Columbia University and is in her final years of receiving her PhD in Media from VCU. She defines herself as an artist emphasizing the synonymic role of Black feminism and universal humanity. Her most recent acting credits include “Antigone” in Baltimore Center Stage’s production of “Antgione” , and “Tyree” in the Off-Broadway production of “Bundle of Sticks” at Intar Theater. As a writer her play “To All the Black Girls Who’ve Waited” had its New York Premiere at New York Theater Festival where she won the best production at New York Theater Festival’s 2022 Winterfest and had its off-Broadway debut this summer at Ars Nova’s 2023 ANTFEST. Hope believes the trauma that shapes the Black experience in this country lays so heavy on the average Black American, that often performance exists as the only passageway through to power.

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