Khanisha Foster

Biography

Adjunct Lecturer

Khanisha Foster is a mixed race writer, performer, director, the Associate Artistic Director of 2nd Story, ensemble member of Teatro Vista, a TCGYoung Leader of Color, a Resident Teaching Artist at Center Theatre Group, and has collaborated with the Citizens Theatre in Scotland. She has directed Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, the adaption of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and will be directing Intimate Apparel in the spring. Her writing can be found in the anthologies Briefly Knocked Unconscious By A Low Flying Duck and A Mixtape of Words; in the latter, she chronicles an attempt to learn all of Beyoncé’s dances. She was also a featured storyteller on NPR’s The Dinner Party Download. She is currently working on a show called Code Switching and hosts the podcast How I Wrote That, which focuses on women who write for TV and film, www.howiwrotethat.com. You can see more of her work at online and check out her blog Black, White, and Awesome.