Charity Henson-Ballard, actor and emerging playwright, lives in New York City with her husband, Donald. Her first full-length play, The Quiver of Children, was originally developed in part with the support of Voice & Vision Theater ENVISION Retreat for Women Theater Artists at Bard College, where she was selected to be one of 2008's core artists. Quiver, set in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was later selected to be a part of Voice and Vision’s 2008 Play Development Showcase at the Ohio Theatre. Quiver has since been published in Out of Time and Place: An Anthology of Plays by the Women's Project Playwrights Lab (© 2010).

Her current projects include Muddy the Waters (NYSCA Individual Artist Award, Commissioned by Rising Circle Theater Collective), which was originally showcased at the World Financial Center in collaboration with the Women's Project and River to River Festival 2009; Pete the Girl (2010 PlayRISE Core Piece, 2011 Eugene O’Neill National Playwriting Conference Semi-Finalist); The Great InActor Fantastic: Memoirs of a Blactress (screenplay), and the second play in the Quiver cycle, The Deep Things of God. (Click here for Charity’s Literary resume).

Charity’s TV acting credits include Law & Order; Law & Order: Criminal Intent; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Rescue Me and Guiding Light (Recurring). She has also appeared in several films including Dance Mania Fantastic, which won Best Short Film at the Tribeca Film Festival. Her most memorable experiences include Pantalone in The Serpent Woman and Debra in Luminosity, in which she won the 2004 Triangle Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Drama. (Click here for Charity’s Acting resume).

Charity received her Master’s in English with a concentration in Renaissance Literature and Psychoanalytic Theory from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Acting from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. She is a member of SAG, AFTRA, the 2008 and 2010 Women's Project Playwrights Lab , a Core Member of Rising Circle Theater Collective, and facilitator of the INKtank Playwriting Intensive for Emerging Writers of Color.