by A. J. Bermudez |
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A. J. Bermudez is a writer and director based in Los Angeles, California. Her work has been featured at the Yale Center for British Art, the National Winter Playwrights Retreat, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, and in a number of literary publications, including The Masters Review, Black Static, Concīs, Sick Lit, Spider Road Press, Cheap Pop, Iron Horse Literary Review, Whitehot Magazine, Lunch Ticket, and more. In addition to writing, Bermudez is also a former boxer and EMT, and her work gravitates toward contemporary explorations of violence, the architecture of language, conceptions of gender, and the dynamics of privilege. She is a National Merit Scholar, recipient of the Jameson Prize, a Writer’s Digest National Award Winner, winner of the 2017 Cinequest Film Festival screenwriting competition, and winner of the 2018 Diverse Voices Award. She is the artistic director of The American Playbook, co-host of the podcast Two-Person Book Club, and was recently named one of the ISA’s Top 25 Writers to Watch in 2019.