Cleve Lamison is an award-winning writer, director, and actor who began his career with Shenandoah Shakespeare, receiving international acclaim for his portrayal of Othello. His writing has won or been a finalist for the Mary Roberts Rinehardt National Drama Award, the Pilgrim Project Playwriting Grant, Scriptapalooza’s TV Drama Award, the American Accolades Award, and the New York Theatre Workshop’s Van Lier Fellowship. Of his short films, The Story won first place at the Denver World Film Festival and Jack for President was a runner-up in the New York City twenty-four-hour filmmaking contest.
He’s had two plays, the Black Bird and Bliss, performed Off-Broadway. His screenplay, Geek Mafia, was an official selection of the 2004 IFP Festival and a finalist in the 2004 Screenplay Festival Contest. His screenplay, Following Bliss (winner of Screenwriting Magazine’s New Vision’s Fellowship) has been made into an award-winning feature film.