Amber Atiya is the author of the chapbook the fierce bums of doo-wop (Argos Books, 2014). Her poems have been published most recently in Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, Boston Review, Black Renaissance Noire, Atlas Review, and Apogee Journal. A proud native Brooklynite, she is a member of a women’s writing group that will be celebrating thirteen years next spring.
Laryssa Husiak is theater artist living in Minneapolis with roots in New York City. In January 2014, her original play She Is King premiered at the Incubator Arts Project. The show, in which she stars as Billie Jean King, will tour to Portland, Oregon in Spring 2015. She has written numerous short plays and solo performances that have been performed at venues throughout NYC, including La MaMa ETC, HERE Arts Center and Dixon Place. Laryssa has been awarded grants from the Iowa Arts Council, Art Matters and the Yip Harburg Foundation; and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. She was a finalist for the 2014 Leslie Scalapino Award for her play THE FORGETTABLE SAGA OF DONNA WANNA. Laryssa is a member of the Obie Award-winning theater company Two-Headed Calf and a founding member of their Dyke Division. She attended NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing and holds of Master of Social Work from Columbia University.