Nina Angela Mercer is a cultural worker. Her plays include GUTTA BEAUTIFUL; RACING MY GIRL, SALLY; ITAGUA MEJI: A Road & A Prayer; GYPSY & THE BULLY DOOR; and MOTHER WIT & WATER BORN, a trilogy, including BETWEEN WHISPERED BLOOD-LINES. Her work has been shared at the Warehouse Theatre, The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company for DC’s Fringe Festival, Rutgers University-Newark and New Brunswick, Wings Theatre, Brecht Forum, The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre, The Nuyorican Poets’ Café, Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement, Dumbo Sky, and The Little Carib Theatre. Her writing is published in The Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Black Renaissance Noire, Voices Magazine #SayHerName Edition, and Continuum: The Journal of African Diaspora Drama, Theatre, and Performance, among other upcoming publications. She has performed in collaboration with Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative, Angela’s Pulse, Abigail DeVille and Charlotte Brathwaite, BWA for BLM, among others. Recently, Nina collaborated with film-maker Toshi Sakai for “Invocation for Jose Antonio Aponte,” a video-poem. She is a co-founder and co-director of Ocean Ana Rising - And, Nina is a doctoral fellow of Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center-CUNY (Level II). She is also the recipient of the Autoethnography and Theater Fellowship with the Center for Humanities and the College Fellowship Program (CUNY). She holds an undergraduate degree from Howard University, and a MFA from American University. She teaches at Brooklyn College. Find updates about Nina’s work at


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