Kenya Mahogany Fashaw, is Co-Founder and the Chief Creative Officer of 5280 Artist Co-Op. She is a Spoken Word artist, actress and playwright. Kenya was recently selected to be part of the 2020-21 Denver Center of Performing Art Playwrights Group. She wrote and directed “Colorism, Breaking The Chains of Complexion” that won 5280 Artist Co-Op their 2018 Henry Award for Best New Play. "Colorism" was also selected to be featured in the 2020 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. Kenya’s plays, “The Cage” and "Hip Hop Matrimony” were two of six plays included in 5280 Artist Co-Op’s Henry nominated production of “1 Night 6 Plays.” She was Honored as a Colorado Creative in Westword in February 2020.
Kenya creates stories to normalize people of color and to change their narratives.