Sharon Bridgforth, is a resident playwright at New Dramatists. Bridgforth is the Spring 2014 Playwright in Residence in the University of Iowa’s Playwrights Program. The piece that she is currently touring, River See, premiered at Links Hall in Chicago June 2014. "River See received a 2012 MAP Fund Award and a 2012 National Performance Network Creation Fund Award. Bridgforth is the RedBone Press author of love conjure/blues and the Lambda Literary Award-winning the bull-jean stories.. Bridgforth is co-editor of Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia, and the Austin Project, University of Texas Press. Bridgforth’s performance script, delta dandi is published in solo/black/woman, Northwestern University Press, Eds. E. Patrick Johnson and Ramon Rivera-Servera. Bridgforth’s work is taught at universities around the country. She is one of the subjects in Dr. Matt Richardson’s The Queer Limit of Black Memory: Black Lesbian Literature and Irresolution, The Ohio State University Press, and in Dr. Omi Osun Joni L. Jones’s forthcoming, Jazz Ase And The Power Of The Present Moment, The Ohio State Press.