Dena Igusti is an Indonesian Muslim writer born and raised in Queens, New York. They are the author of Cut Woman, which has been listed as a 2020 Harvard Bookstore Staff Pick and Entropy Mag’s Best Of 2020-2021, and I Need This To Not Swallow Me Alive. They are the co-playwright of The Wish: A Manual for a Last-ditch Effort to Save Abortion in the United States Through Theater. Their work has been produced and performed at LA Times, The Brooklyn Museum, The Apollo Theater, Prelude Festival, Center At West Park, The Tank, and several other venues internationally. They have received commissions from The Miranda Family Fund, Motor Theater Company, New Ohio Theatre, Center at West Park, Converse, and more.