Messiah Cristine is a Miami native currently living in New York City. Messiah is a rising senior studying Theatre and Dramatic Writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is a current recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Award for Comic Playwriting, and semi-finalist for the Dr. Gaffney's Competition Playwriting Award. Her play, "The Real People Play" will soon be workshopped at the Black and Latino Playwriting conference in September. A majority of her work centers on black mothers, young black women, and visibility.