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Cheryl L. Davis

Cheryl L. Davis, in-house counsel for the Author’s Guild, is a multi-talented woman, having received a WGA Award and a Daytime Emmy nomination for her work on As the World Turns. She writes for Law & Order: SVU and received the Kleban Award (as a librettist) for her musical “Barnstormer,” about Bessie Coleman, the first Black woman flyer. Her play Maid’s Door won seven Audelco Awards and was a finalist for the Francesca Primus Prize, and her play Carefully Taught received an Honorable Mention in the Kilroys 2017 List. Her play The Color of Justice (commissioned by Theatreworks/USA), received excellent reviews in the New York Times and Daily News, and tours regularly.  Her musical Bridges, commissioned by the Berkeley Playhouse, premiered in 2016 and received three nominations from the San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle.  Her commissions include: Disney Theatrical Group, ClearChannel Entertainment, Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and Birmingham Children’s Theatre.   Her work has been read and performed internationally, including the Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Kennedy Center.  She often volunteers to moderate some of the Unfinished Works programs, Film Lab’s longest running workshop series for screenwriters and actors, ongoing since 1998.