Playwright/Actress – AEA, SAG-AFTRA and Dramatist Guild Member
DEMERARA GOLD, the solo-play, written by and featuring Ingrid Griffith, premiered at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in Manhattan in July 2014 where Ingrid was nominated Best Solo-Show Performer. In the fall of 2014, DEMERARA GOLD won Ingrid a Godfrey Chin Award for Heritage Journalism from the Guyana Cultural Association of NY. In May 2016, she was one of the fifty honorees at the Guyana 50 @ 50th Anniversary Event in New York City.
Ms. Griffith has been performing Demerara Gold for audiences across the U.S. and abroad. October 2015: S. Oxford Space, Brooklyn. November 2015: NYC Technical College. January 2015: Guyana tour: Theater Guild; Nat’l Cultural Centre – Georgetown, Linden, New Amsterdam. March 2015: York College; John Jay College of Criminal Justice. April 2015, Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, Venice, CA. May 2015: Brooklyn College; UK tour: London, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Patadar Theatre, Wembley. June 2015: S. Oxford Space, Brooklyn. August 2015: Bronx, NY. September 2015: Indo-Caribbean Alliance, Queens, NY. November 2015: Toronto; Decatur, GA; Fort Washington MD. January 2016: St. Vincent and the Grenadines; The Triad, New York City. April 2016: South Oxford Space, Brooklyn. June 2016: South Orange, NJ.
Ingrid Griffith has appeared in productions at John Jay College, The American Place Theatre, Aaron Davis Hall, Claire Rose Playhouse and South Hampton Cultural Center in contemporary roles as well as the classics. She studied acting with New York acting coaches Wyn Handman, Vivian Matalon and Terry Schreiber, earned a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in English from City College of New York. Griffith’s articles on fitness and popular culture have been published in magazines, including Essence, The Source and Pro Sports. She also wrote a column for The Newark Star-Ledger. Ingrid Griffith teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the Communication and Theater Arts Department.