Rickerby Hinds (playwright, screenwriter, producer) is a professor of playwriting at UC Riverside and winner of three NAACP Theatre Awards. A native of Honduras, he moved to South Central Los Angeles at 13. Hinds’ play, “Daze to Come,” debuted in 1989 as the first full-length play to use the founding elements of hip hop as the primary language of the stage. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in playwriting from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television, where he was twice awarded the Audrey Skirball-Kenis Award for best play. Hinds is the co-writer of the film “My Name is Myeisha,” an adaptation of his world-renowned play “Dreamscape” about a local 19-year-old girl killed by police.