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Idris Goodwin

 
Bio:
Idris Goodwin is a multidisciplinary arts leader and creative community builder. Across two decades he’s forged a multi-faceted career as an award-winning playwright, Break Beat poet, director, educator, and organizer. He is the new Director of The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Idris Goodwin is a multidisciplinary arts leader and creative community builder. Across two decades he’s forged a multi-faceted career as an award-winning playwright, Break Beat poet, director, educator, and organizer. He is the new Director of The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado ... (read complete bio)
 

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Ruy Iskander, Francesca Carpanini, Logan Vaughn, Suzette Gunn, Idris Goodwin and Alex Photo

Ruy Iskander, Francesca Carpanini, Logan Vaughn, Suzette Gunn, Idris Goodwin and Alexandra Farr

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Idris Goodwin Biography

Idris Goodwin is a multidisciplinary arts leader and creative community builder. Across two decades he’s forged a multi-faceted career as an award-winning playwright, Break Beat poet, director, educator, and organizer. He is the new Director of The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

His critically acclaimed plays like And In This Corner Cassius Clay, How We Got On, and Hype Man: A Break Beat Play are widely produced across the country at professional theatres, college campuses, and non-traditional spaces alike. He's been honored to receive developmental support from institutions like The Kennedy Center, The Eugene O'Neill Conference, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, and The Playwrights’ Center.

In addition to the recently released poetry collection Can I Kick It?, he’s had several publications from Haymarket Books including Inauguration co written with nico wilkinson, Human Highlight: Ode To Dominique Wilkins, and the play This Is Modern Art co-written with Kevin Coval. He’s appeared on HBO Def Poetry, Sesame Street, NPR, BBC Radio, and the Discovery Channel.

For six years, Idris taught in the department of Theatre and Dance at Colorado College and was voted Teacher of the Year in 2015. Most recently, Idris served two seasons as Producing Artistic Director at StageOne Family Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. Passionate about cultivating new audiences in the arts, Goodwin actively serves on both the advisory boards of Theatre for Young Audiences USA and Children's Theatre Foundation Association, as well as New Mexico’s 516Arts.

A catalyst for culture, Goodwin uses his full creative powers to galvanize people to the community square. He is a creative voice for change, impassioned by art for social good.

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Idris Goodwin News

WHAT IF IF ONLY US Premiere & AIR World Premiere to be Presented by Burning Coal Thea Photo WHAT IF IF ONLY US Premiere & AIR World Premiere to be Presented by Burning Coal Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present its production of What If If Only (US premiere) and Air (world premiere) by Caryl Churchill, directed by Ana Radulescu, June 9 - 26, 2022.  This production, directed by Burning Coal’s Associate Artistic Director, will be performed at Burning Coal’s home, the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. 

Vintage Theatre Set to Stage BLACKADEMICS Photo Vintage Theatre Set to Stage BLACKADEMICS
by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022

Two female African-American scholars arrive for their coveted dinner reservation at a select café. But what starts as a celebration, quickly takes a hilarious and raucous turn. Banter turns to debate, and debate into battle as the women figuratively and literally vie for a seat at the table.

Reed Birney, Terence Archie, Nikki M. James & A.J. Shively to be Honored at Urban Sta Photo Reed Birney, Terence Archie, Nikki M. James & A.J. Shively to be Honored at Urban Stages' 38th Annual Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

This year’s honorees have all starred on the Urban Stages stage during their careers and include Tony Award winner Reed Birney will be presented with Urban Stages’ Luminary Award and Terence Archie, Nikki M. James, and AJ Shively will receive a mid-career award.

New York City Children's Theater To Premiere  Maya Angelou's I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIR Photo New York City Children's Theater To Premiere Maya Angelou's I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

The first-ever stage adaptation of Maya Angelou's game-changing autobiography for young audiences, I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, will have its world-premiere Off-Broadway as New York City Children's Theater concludes its 25th season.

Playwrights Ngozi Anyanwu, Lucy Thurber & More Join New Harmony Project Photo Playwrights Ngozi Anyanwu, Lucy Thurber & More Join New Harmony Project
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

The New Harmony Project, an organization dedicated to supporting writers interrogating the complexity of hope, has announced that they will continue in-person programming with their 35th annual spring conference in idyllic New Harmony, Indiana.

Playwrights Ngozi Anyanwu, Lucy Thurber & More Join New Harmony Project Photo Playwrights Ngozi Anyanwu, Lucy Thurber & More Join New Harmony Project
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

The New Harmony Project, an organization dedicated to supporting writers interrogating the complexity of hope, has announced that they will continue in-person programming with their 35th annual spring conference in idyllic New Harmony, Indiana.

World Premiere of THERE'S ALWAYS THE HUDSON to be Presented at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Photo World Premiere of THERE'S ALWAYS THE HUDSON to be Presented at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2022

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will present the world premiere of THERE’S ALWAYS THE HUDSON, Paola Lázaro’s exploration of what lies beneath rage and anger when partners in pain agree to torment those who have tormented them.

Bishop Arts Theatre Announces The Regional Premiere Of BARS & MEASURES Photo Bishop Arts Theatre Announces The Regional Premiere Of BARS & MEASURES
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2022

Bishop Arts Theatre Center has announced the regional premiere production of Idris Goodwin's poignant play, Bars & Measures.

Mosaic Theater Company of DC Announces 2022-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022

Mosaic Theater Company of DC is proud to announce its compelling 2022/23 season, the first season selected and planned by Mosaic’s new Artistic Director, Reginald L. Douglas.

Sacred Fools Theatre Company Extends Run of HOW WE GOT ON Photo Sacred Fools Theatre Company Extends Run of HOW WE GOT ON
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 26, 2022

The Sacred Fools Theater Company has announced the extension of its current production, the Southern California premiere of “How We Got On,” written by Idris Goodwin and directed by Jaime Robledo. Playing in the Broadwater’s Black Box theater, the company’s first full-run, in-person show since the pandemic closed down live theatre in March of 2020 will have four additional performances.

Idris Goodwin Videos

VIDEO: Watch a Trailer For La Jolla's 2021 POP Tour, PICK ME LAST VideoVIDEO: Watch a Trailer For La Jolla's 2021 POP Tour, PICK ME LAST
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2021

It's here! The 2021 POP Tour, PICK ME LAST, by Idris Goodwin and directed by Jacole Kitchen, is now available for streaming. Check out the all new trailer!

VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer For Company One's HYPE MAN: A BREAK BEAT PLAY VideoVIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer For Company One's HYPE MAN: A BREAK BEAT PLAY
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2021

Company One's Hype Man: a break beat play, presented by American Repertory Theater and Company One Theatre, is now streaming through May 6. The new cinematic reimagining of C1's production was filmed by The Loop Lab at A.R.T.'s club theater OBERON earlier this year and is Film Directed by John Oluwole ADEkoje and Shawn LaCount.

VIDEO: Daveed Diggs Asks: “What to My People is the Fourth of July?” VideoVIDEO: Daveed Diggs Asks: “What to My People is the Fourth of July?”
by Robert Diamond - Jul 3, 2020

In a powerful new video, and amidst the national uprising against racist violence, Daveed Diggs demands we ask what the Fourth of July means to Black people in America right now.

VIDEO: First Look at Denver Center's 'THIS IS MODERN ART VideoVIDEO: First Look at Denver Center's 'THIS IS MODERN ART
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2018

Your first look at Off-Center's 'This is Modern Art,' written by Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval. The proudly controversial play recounts the true story of one of the biggest graffiti bombs in Chicago history.


Idris Goodwin Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Idris Goodwin written?
Idris Goodwin has written 1 shows including Bars and Measures (Playwright).