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Kemp Powers is the American author, playwright, actor and writer who worked on the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Choose Your Pain". He is also a staff writer for the first season alongside Kirsten Beyer and Sean Cochran.
In 2013, his award-winning play One Night in Miami premiered. Among his other plays are The Two Reds, Little Black Shadows and Christa McAuliffe's Eyes Were Blue. In 2016, he was the playwright-in-residence at the Colorado New Play Summit; he is currently a playwright at the Los Angeles-based Rogue Machine Theatre and a member of the playwright collective The Temblors.