Lekethia Dalcoe is a television writer, an award winning playwright, and actress. She holds a MA in Theatre from Texas A&M University- Commerce, and a MFA in Acting from the New School for Drama (NYC).
Directed by Tony nominated actor/director Harry Lennix, her play “A Small Oak Tree Runs Red," was commissioned by the “Billie Holiday Theatre” for it’s 2017-2018 season. This production received five nominations for the 2018 Audelco Awards, winning Best Play. Also produced by the Congo Square Theatre for its 2015-2016 "Power of Her” season, “A Small Oak Tree Runs Red” was awarded Best Play and Director (Harry Lennix) for the 2016 Chicago Black Excellence awards.
In her work, she explores an allegory that both physically or mentally the whole country is stuck, in some “holding space” unable to move forward because there has been no accounting for the crimes done against the black body. Her plays include “Butterflies in the Mist,” “An Ancient Tale of Debauchery,” and “Valley of Bones.”
Ms. Dalcoe was selected into the 2019 SUNDANCE EPISODIC LAB for her pilot, "Valley of Bones." She's repped by 3Arts Entertainment, and is currently a Story Editor for the third season of "Two Sentence Horror Story" presented by WB and Stage 13.