Phaedra Michelle Scott is a screenwriter and playwright based in New York City. She is a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant for her play Good Hair, about the science of Black hair care. Her play Diaspora! was a commissioned work through Speak Easy Stages’s Boston Project. Phaedra is a past Resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm for her play Plantation Black, and is a member of the Obie-winning playwriting group, Youngblood, at Ensemble Studio Theater. She is also a member of Beehive Dramaturgy Project. Her plays have been commissioned by the University of Massachusetts and Sparkhaven Theater Company. She is currently developing a show with CBS/Showtime.