Eboni Booth

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Eboni Booth
Occupation playwright, actor

Eboni Booth is a American playwright and actor.[1][2] From 2018-2020, she was a playwriting fellow at Juilliard in New York City.[3]

In 2021 Booth was one of ten playwrights awarded a Steinberg Emerging Playwrights Award, that was accompanied by $10,000.[1] She is also a recipient of the Helen Merrill Award for Playwriting, and a John Gassner award.[2][4] The Helen Merrill Award was accompanied by $25,000.


  1. 1.0 1.1 2021 Steinberg Playwright Awardees Announced, American Theatre, 2021-12-14. Retrieved on 2022-08-25. “The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced the names of the 10 outstanding early- to mid-career playwrights who will be celebrated with 2021 Steinberg Playwright Awards in the amount of $10,000 each. In the past the Steinberg Trust honored two mid-career playwrights with a total of $100,000. But in 2020, given the impact of the pandemic on playwrights throughout the industry, the Trust temporarily restructured the awards to reach a greater number of writers.”
  2. 2.0 2.1 Marissa Tomeo. Steep Theatre Returns with Two New Premieres for Summer, Broadway World, 2022-05-08. Retrieved on 2022-08-25. “Ms. Booth is an actress and playwright whose work has been developed with Cape Cod Theater Project, Ojai Playwrights Conference, WP Theater, Two River Theater, Clubbed Thumb, and Northern Stage. She is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and the recipient of a Steinberg Playwright Award, a Helen Merrill Award for Playwriting, and a John Gassner award. She is a graduate of Juilliard's playwriting program and the University of Vermont.”
  3. Eboni Booth at Juilliard.
  4. The New York Community Trust’s Helen Merrill Awards For Playwriting Given To Five Playwrights, Harlem World magazine. Retrieved on 2022-08-25. “Last year’s winners included Eboni Booth, Ty Defoe, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, Daaimah Mubashshir, and Andrea Thome, each of whom received cash prizes of $25,000.”