Daemond Arrindell is a poet, performer, playwright and teaching artist. He is a faculty member of TAT Lab: the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab; Freehold Theatre – leading poetry and theater residencies at Monroe Correctional Complex for men for over ten years; Adjunct faculty at Seattle University and Tacoma’s School of the Arts; Writer-In-Residence through Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools Program and Skagit River Poetry Foundation.
He has self-published two chapbooks, “Hungry for the Word,” and “Mission Statement,” and his work has appeared in City Arts, Crosscut Magazine and Specter Magazine. Daemond is a 2013 Jack Straw Writer, a 2014 VONA/Voices Writer’s Workshop fellow and has been repeatedly commissioned by both Seattle and Bellevue Arts Museums.
Recently, Daemond co-adapted the acclaimed contemporary and satirical novel “Welcome To Braggsville,” by T. Geronimo Johnson into a stage production for Book-It Repertory Theater. Braggsville debuted in Seattle in June 2017.