Rannie McCants is a Harlem-based writer intimately involved in social and art activism. She studied Dramatic Writing at New York University and has published theater reviews for blogs that promote new theater works. Her own plays have been performed in festivals and small theaters around New York City. She became a semi-finalist for the 2010 Robert Fox Award for Young Writers and in 2012 she was selected to be a Mamie Earl Sells Scholar by the YWCA. In 2016, she was nominated and voted to be a Superior Performance Award recipient for her non-profit service to the McBurney YMCA. Rannie regularly volunteers her fundraising and writing skills for non-profit organizations that support people of color, art, and health initiatives. She serves on the Board for the National Alumni Association for the Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts, the Young Adult Board for the Riverside Church, and is Secretary of the Fund Development Committee, New York Urban League. Her unique background has attracted the interest of television programs like The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa. Presently, Rannie is working on a full length play centered around identity and generational trauma by 2021.
Photograph (left) by Jonathan Carvajal (Instagram @jonatan_carvajal)
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