About the Playwright

Gaven Bell

2021 Creative Artist Award Winner

Gaven is a junior majoring in biological sciences with a concentration in integrative physiology and neurobiology and minors in science communication and theatre. Gaven often jokes that she “does a little bit of everything” in theatre. She began acting during her freshman year of high school when she participated in her school’s annual production of Quixotica, a collection of student-written and/or directed short plays. She continued to be involved in student-written productions throughout high school (one of which she helped write and direct) and last year stage managed Static, the 2020 Creative Artist Award-winning play. She has been involved with University Theatre since her first semester at NC State when she played Emma in Fefu and Her Friends

Read more about Gaven in this post, Get a taste of ‘A Taste of Salt’, from the Department of Academic and Student Affairs.