P. J. Gibson

Gibson began her writing career at the age of nine. To date she the author of 30 plays professional produced and hundreds of poems. She has received two AUDELCO awards (Audience Development Committee) for her play “Long Time Since Yesterday,” a Shubert Fellowship for the study of dramatic writing, a playwriting grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a PSC-CUNY research award grant (the Research Foundation of the City University of New York) to “shadow” four African-American female judges for her upcoming play “Rotating” and five playwriting commissions. In addition to the professional productions of her work in the United States, Gibson?s work as been staged throughout Europe and Africa. She has also written television situation comedies and for Oprah Winfrey and Bill Cosby.

Gibson holds an M.F.A. in theatre arts from Brandeis University and a B.A. in drama, religion and English from Keuka College. In addition to writing, she is an associate professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, teaching literature, English, fiction writing and poetry.

She continues to work with NFT as a member of the theatre’s playwriting faculty.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
PlaywrightLong Time Since Yesterday 1984-85 Season
PlaywrightLong Time Since Yesterday 1985-86 Season
PlaywrightThe River Crosses Rivers: Short Plays by Women of Color 2009-10 Season