Alessandra Bautze

Art Discipline: 
United States
Dates of Residence: 
May 13, 2024 to May 31, 2024

Alessandra Bautze is Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at Georgia State University. She holds an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from The University of Texas at Austin, as well as a B.A. in The Writing Seminars and Film & Media Studies from Johns Hopkins. Her work seeks to reflect the diversity of the American experience while also embracing a socially-conscious, realist approach to narrative. Her screenplay RACING THE WOLF GOD won Best Screenplay at the 2021 Anchorage International Film Festival. She has received residencies from the Nanjing International Writers’ Residency Program (November 2021, via Zoom), the Storyknife Writers Residency Program (July 2022, Homer, Alaska), and the Mountain Words Writer-in-Residence Program (May 2023, Crested Butte, Colorado). She was named the Tangerine Entertainment Fellow for Stowe Story Labs’ 2023 Narrative Lab (Stowe, Vermont.) In addition to her work as a writer, she also works as a script consultant for two Deaf-owned production companies, both focused on producing authentic media in American Sign Language and English. She believes in the power of language to connect communities.