Ina Norris is a playwright, filmmaker,poet, producer, off Broadway producer, mentor, and educator. Norris lives in The Bronx, New York.
Norris is a community coordinator, and a public servant in social services. Norris has worked as the Director for the Performing Arts at the Learning Tree Preparatory School in the Bronx, New York. She mentors inner city youth into theater, and writes and produces to educate youth about life through theater. Norris is the founder of the NYC Young Producers Project.
Her first play "Nobody Loves a Black Little Girl When She Becomes A Woman," was an examination through the experiences of a Black woman. She described her first play as "being a piece that is a theatrical sermon on loving yourself".
Norris is a “New York Foundation Fellow Playwright” since 2002. She is a Poetry Society winner of the Editors’ Choice Award.
She produced and directed short films "It's Just A Word" and "First Fruit".