On April 17 the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs will present Emerging Artist Awards to four Atlanta-area artists including Amina McIntyre ’04. A creative worship artist and playwright, McIntyre is a member of Working Title Playwrights and Playwright Apprentice at Horizon Theatre, and she is managing director of Karibu Performing Arts, LLC.

“I’ve always written, but I was searching for the best way to chronicle culture,” she said. “Then I discovered the magic of playwriting, which is hyper sensory, and I found my voice. Theater is a safe place where you can explore topics like race, sexuality, and bullying from different viewpoints.”

McIntyre is working on a master’s of divinity at Emory University, an inspirational book titled 30 Days of Peace and Praise, and a play on what is known in the homeless community as “the tramp trail.”