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DJ Hills (they/them) is a cross-genre writer for the page, stage, and screen.​

A queer and genderqueer artist, DJ seeks to create and collaborate on art that works intentionally and explicitly to diversify the voices and experiences audiences and readers encounter.

DJ's plays have been developed and/or produced most recently at Seven Devils Playwrights Conference (Horsegirl & Cowdaddy), Carnegie Mellon University (Adult Things), University of California Los Angeles (I SWEAR TO GOD), and Single Carrot Theatre (we broke up.). Their short plays …in daylight and big and small were part of Theater Masters TAKE TEN 2022 and 2023, respectively, and subsequently published by Concord Theatricals. DJ's play Horsegirl & Cowdaddy was selected for the 2024 Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference and their play TRUNK BRIEF JOCK THONG was shortlisted for the 2023 Yale Drama Series.

 

Their poetry chapbook Leaving Earth was published by Split Rock Press. Other writing appears most recently in Tiny Molecules, The Worcester Review, and The Thalweg. 

DJ was part of the inaugural cohort of Jeremy O. Harris' Substratum writer's residency. As a fellow for the Horticulture Playwrights Workshop, DJ wrote a play exploring the intersections of queerness, rural America, and the trauma of place. They received the Kratz Fellowship in Creative Writing from Goucher College, allowing them to live briefly in New Orleans where they wrote a cycle of poems inspired by the lives and culture of the Gulf Coast.

DJ was proudly born and raised in the shadow of the Appalachians. They currently live in Los Angeles. 

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photo credit: Andrew Brandveen

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