Malique Guinn

Dramatic Writer
Class of 2022



Malique Guinn is a playwright, poet, and screenwriter who hails from Lancaster, CA. His choreopoem Bounty On Our Heads was selected to have a reading at the 2022 KCACTF Region 2 Festival. His screenplay One Hand Washes The Other is the winner of the 2021 Alfred P. Sloan Screenplay Grant. His mathematical hip-hop play Gang Sines has multiple honors such as: the FMM Longlist Prize for Heightened Works in 2021, 2021 Semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2018 Kennedy Center Hip Hop Theatre Creator Award. It has been produced at the Abrons Arts Center via DUAF NYC. His ten-minute play Please Pass On The Syrup was a participant at KCACTF Region 2 Festival in 2021, where it won the Planet Earth Playwriting Award. He is currently a second year MFA student in the Dramatic Writing Program at Carnegie Mellon University, after previously studying playwriting under the tutelage of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig at UCSB.