April and Geena Davis at Bentonville Film Festival 2021
April is an award-winning screenwriter, TV writer, playwright, producer, novelist, and professor from Washington, DC. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from George Mason University, then earned an MFA in Dramatic Writing from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
After moving to LA, April worked in development at Team Downey, then at Warner Bros., ABC Studios, and CBS Studios, where she became a freelance writer for the hit series Scorpion. April wrote and developed four original series with Archie Comics, Two Shakes Entertainment (Damon Wayans, Jr.), Lucid Road (Aaron Paul), and Tornante (Michael Eisner), then penned and produced a five-time internationally-awarded short film with talent from Marvel, Netflix, Hulu, and Starz.
Nine of her plays have been produced in the greater metropolitan area, including a critically-acclaimed production at the Capital Fringe Festival, and she is currently a professor at George Mason University. Her mission is to turn trauma into drama, to speak for the silenced through entertainment, and to find laughter in the darkness.
Elizabeth Rodriguez, Reiko Aylesworth, April, and Jason Butler Harner on the set of
I Was A Stranger