© Micah Ariel Watson, 2019

“Her work ethic and her intellectual breadth is inspiring, and her work forces us to think about the connections between art, spirituality, faith and politics in new and exciting ways...” 

 

~ Claudrena Harold for UVA Today

 '"Canaan' is an ode to the defiant kind of faith that exists in black communities in spite of all societal efforts to diminish such faith. "

~The Cavalier Daily

"UVA DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA MAJOR MICAH WATSON IS THE CO-RECIPIENT OF THE KENNEDY CENTER NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE
PLAYWRITING AWARD"

~ UVA Drama

“'The play deals with ambiguity—there’s no answer I’m trying to give, but instead telling stories about these very real people who are experiencing the events we read about in history books'"

~Virginia Magazine

"Micah Watson, a drama and African-American Studies student, recruited several fellow ’Hoos to act in and help shoot her short film, 'Molasses,'which focused on a young woman learning to love her ethnic hair, and by extension, herself."

~ UVA Today

"Fourth-year student Micah Watson is this year's winner of the Kennedy Center National Undergraduate Playwriting Award for her play, 'Canaan'"

~NBC 29 News

"I hope that black students were able to see reflections of themselves on stage, as we explored the intricacies, joys, struggles and diversity found within our community, as we proclaimed that blackness is not a monolith..."

~Virginia Magazine

Black Monologues and the Reclamation of Space: Black Fire Students Interview Micah Watson