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Adrienne Earle Pender

Adrienne Earle Pender Adrienne is a former actress who began her writing career in 2001. Her first play, The Rocker, made its world premier in February 2004 at Theater in the Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her play, Stone Face, was a selection in the Reader's Theater at the 2003 National Black Theater Festival and was an alternate selection for the 2004 Edward Albee 12th Annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska. Her short play, The Murder of Love, was also selected for the Short Play Lab at the Last Frontier Conference.

Adrienne is the recipient of a 2006 Regional Artist Project Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. She is also president of the North Carolina Playwrights Alliance, a non-profit association serving the playwrights of North Carolina through promotion and advocacy.