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Keith Josef Adkins

 
Bio:
Keith Josef Adkins is a playwright, screenwriter and artistic director. His Great Migration play, The West End, had its world premiere in October at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and was a finalist for the 2022 Steinberg-ATCA New Play Award. Keith's other plays include The People Before the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Keith Josef Adkins is a playwright, screenwriter and artistic director. His Great Migration play, The West End, had its world premiere in October at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and was a finalist for the 2022 Steinberg-ATCA New Play Award. Keith's other plays include The People Before the ... (read complete bio)
 

Keith Josef Adkins Biography

Keith Josef Adkins is a playwright, screenwriter and artistic director.

His Great Migration play, The West End, had its world premiere in October at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and was a finalist for the 2022 Steinberg-ATCA New Play Award. Keith's other plays include The People Before the Park, Safe House, Pitbulls, the Last Saint on Sugar Hill, among others.

His plays have been produced Off-Broadway and regionally. Keith's the recipient of the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, Samuel French's Award for Impact and Activism in the Theater Community as well as National Black Theater's Teer Spirit Award.

He is also the artistic director of The New Black Fest, a 12-year-old theater organization committed to fostering insurgent voices from the African Diaspora. The New Black Fest was in residence at the Lark Play Development Center for six years and has commissioned three social justice anthologies, including Facing Our Truth and Hands Up -- both published by Samuel French/Concord Theatrical and produced all over the country. Hands Up was also presented as a radio play for the BBC in London. A recent Black Seed grant recipient, Keith was commissioned by the Apollo Theater to help program their inaugural season at their new Victoria Theater.

Keith’s TV writing credits include P-Valley on Starz, Netflix's Outer Banks, ABC's For The People, The Good Fight on CBS. He's currently writing on a new series about pre-colonial Africa for Lionsgate and developing TV projects with JJ Abrams' Bad Robot, and with Don Cheadle/Steven Soderbergh for HBO Max. Keith’s feature film with Gamechanger Films/Blumhouse will drop on Halloween by Amazon.





Keith Josef Adkins News

MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES to be Presented at Yale Repertory Theatre in March Photo MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES to be Presented at Yale Repertory Theatre in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2023

Yale Repertory Theatre will start the second half of its 2022‚Äď23 season with¬†Mojada: A¬†Medea¬†in Los Angeles¬†by¬†Luis Alfaro,¬†directed by¬†Laurie Woolery, March 10‚ÄďApril 1 at the University Theatre.

Premiere Stages at Kean University Seeks Submissions to Annual Play Festival Photo Premiere Stages at Kean University Seeks Submissions to Annual Play Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2022

Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, is accepting submissions for the 18th annual Premiere Play Festival beginning Thursday, September 1. 

Revised Schedule Of BOYS GO TO JUPITER Now Released Photo Revised Schedule Of BOYS GO TO JUPITER Now Released
by Grace Cutler - Jul 12, 2022

Word for Word and Z Space, in collaboration with Black Artists Contemporary Cultural Experience present a performance of the story Boys Go to Jupiter by Danielle Evans. Directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe

Cast Announced for A MEDUSA THREAD Presented by NY Classical Theatre and the West Har Photo Cast Announced for A MEDUSA THREAD Presented by NY Classical Theatre and the West Harlem Art Fund
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2022

The cast has been announced for A Medusa Thread. A partnership with NY Classical Theatre and the West Harlem Art Fund on Governors Island in Nolan Park (Building 10B) for FREE -- Saturday, June 25th at noon.

B-BOY BLUES THE PLAY to be Presented at Theatre Row Photo B-BOY BLUES THE PLAY to be Presented at Theatre Row
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Downtown Urban Arts Festival will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with James Earl Hardy's B-BOY BLUES THE PLAY. Directed by Broadway World Award nominee Christopher Burris, performances will run June 3 - 25 at Theatre Row as the centerpiece of the 2022 Festival.

Play-by-Play New Play Reading Titles Announced for June 2022 Photo Play-by-Play New Play Reading Titles Announced for June 2022
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY (PTC), Salt Lake City's fully professional regional theatre, has announced the four titles and authors to be included in this season's PLAY-BY-PLAY new play reading series to be held June 9 through June 18, 2022, in the Babcock Theatre level of the Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.

New Black Fest at the Apollo to Launch This Week Photo New Black Fest at the Apollo to Launch This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

 This month marks the launch of New Black Fest at the Apollo, a festival celebrating contemporary Black playwrights from across the nation. On April 22, 23, and 25 at 7pm, audiences will have the opportunity to see original works by 18 playwrights, each commissioned by the Apollo and New Black Fest co-founder Keith Josef Adkins. 

Finalists Named for Steinberg-ATCA New Play Award Photo Finalists Named for Steinberg-ATCA New Play Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected five finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, recognizing playwrights of the best scripts that premiered professionally outside of New York City in 2021.

The Apollo Unveils 2022 Winter/Spring Season Photo The Apollo Unveils 2022 Winter/Spring Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2021

The Apollo announced today details of its Winter/Spring 2022 season, with an array of free and ticketed programming in-person at the Apollo's historic theater and online on the Apollo's Digital Stage.

The Apollo Announces Fall 2021 Programming Photo The Apollo Announces Fall 2021 Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2021

The Apollo today announced details of its fall 2021 season, taking place in-person at the Apollo and online on the Apollo's Digital Stage. The season features a broad range of free and ticketed events and programs, paying tribute to the Apollo's legendary community of artists and highlighting new works and commissions.

Keith Josef Adkins Videos

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VIDEO: Center Theatre Group Gathers Artists to Recite Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech

by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2021

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, twenty one artists and arts leaders recite Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary I Have A Dream speech.