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CJ Grooms

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Central Virginia native CJ Grooms is an award winning playwright, screenwriter, and educator. In 2016 her one-act play Necessary Trouble about white supremacy in her Charlottesville community won Best Original Production by the Virginia Theater Association. She received the 2017 Rising Star Award by Virginia Counsel of the Arts. CJ holds a film degree from George Mason University where her thriller feature film PIT garnered the Fall 2020 Best Screenplay Award. This storyteller longs for happy endings and for untold stories to grace the screen. CJ writes episodic and feature film projects and aspires to center black queer joy, adventure, and love in everything they write. @dreamscapecj

Cohort: Screenwriting

Year: 2022

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