Highlander's PAR Institute

April C Turner


April C. Turner is a professional writer/producer and content creator specializing in creating cultural arts experiences designed to invite honest conversations about difficult social issues. Her work also uses performing and literary artforms to document historical events, as well as share cultural traditions. Turner’s residencies, workshops and theatrical innovations have made her a favorite among arts presenters, universities and cultural organizations. In addition to being a prolific playwright and performer, Ms. Turner is a passionate dancer. For more than two decades, her African dance performances and workshops have enlightened, entertained, and promoted cultural awareness. Ms. Turner most recently served as a guest artist in residence (Fall ‘20 to Spring ‘21) teaching playwriting at North Carolina A&T State University’s theatre department.

PAR Institute Experiences: Fall ’21 Cohort
Backs of rocking chairs in a line with purple mountains in the distance