Antu Yacob was born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia and raised from the steep hills of San Francisco to the translucent lakes of Minnesota. She received her MFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She was last seen on stage as Velma in The Theater Project’s production of Crowns. Regional theatre credits include Primary Stages national tour of In the Continuum , Pillsbury House Theatre’s The House that Crack Built, A Jew on Ethiopia Street at Mixed Blood Theatre, Pangae World Theatre’s No Longer At Ease and The Gilded Six-Bits with Word-for-Word Theater Company. Film & television credits include Law & Order:SVU and Inspiration. She is founder of Shaggae’s Song Performing Arts Collective, an nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and producing new works about international women’s issues as well as providing performing arts training to students grades 4-12. Currently she teaches a song as monologue acting course to high school students at Somerset County Vocational & Technical School in New Jersey. Although writing poetry & short stories have long been a passion of hers, Mourning Sun is Antu’s first script.
Antu’s play Mourning Sun was part of our Racey Plays Reading Series.