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Idris Goodwin is an award winning playwright, essayist, and spoken word artist. His play HOW WE GOT ON, developed at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, premiered at Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2012 Humana Festival. Nominated for an ATCA Steinberg New Play Award. Critically acclaimed and ... (read more)
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@idrisgoodwin - 4/24/19 06:00pm The follow up to my forthcoming poetry collection CAN I KICK IT? is a series of responses to you telling me how you… https://


@idrisgoodwin - 4/24/19 10:22am Probably news to no one but this Homecoming Live record is a gift


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Idris Goodwin is an award winning playwright, essayist, and spoken word artist. His play HOW WE GOT ON, developed at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, premiered at Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2012 Humana Festival. Nominated for an ATCA Steinberg New Play Award. Critically acclaimed and ... (read more)
MAMA METAL Set for Run at IAMA Theatre CompanyMAMA METAL Set for Run at IAMA Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019

A love letter to those who shape our lives, hold us together and break our hearts. IAMA Theatre Company presents theworld premiere of Mama Metal, a joyfully irreverent black comedy by 2017 Humanitas Play LA award-winner Sigrid Gilmer that entwines issues of identity with pop culture icons to tell a truly unique mother-daughter story. Deena Selenow directs for a May 23 opening atAtwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through June 23. Low-priced previews begin May 17. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National FestivalThe Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the 50th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 16-20, 2019 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF. Selected awardees and representatives will be brought to Washington, D.C. for an expense-paid trip to participate in the National Festival. These student artists from across the United States have been recognized for their outstanding work from the eight regional festivals that were held January 8 through February 28, 2019. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs Present SHE KILLS MONSTERS and HOW WE GOT ON this May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs end their 2018-19 season with two plays in rep, How We Got On by Idris Goodwin, and She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. She Kills Monsters, directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo ('20) tackles grief through one of the most popular role-playing games, Dungeons & Dragons. How We Got On, directed by Josiah Davis('20), is a coming-of-age story for three young hip hop artists in the suburbs growing up alongside a new genre of music. All performances will take place in rep from May 3 - 19 at thePell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence. Tickets are on sale now at Trinity Rep's box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, or online atwww.TrinityRep.com/MFAShows. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep Devotes Spring to Coming of Age StoriesBrown/Trinity Rep Devotes Spring to Coming of Age Stories
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs end their 2018-19 season with two plays in rep, How We Got On by Idris Goodwin, and She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. She Kills Monsters, directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo ('20) tackles grief through one of the most popular role-playing games, Dungeons & Dragons. (more...)

Alliance 51 Announces Lineup for 2019/2020 SeasonAlliance 51 Announces Lineup for 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre and Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth are pleased to announce the productions of the Theater's 51st season.  Since opening in 1968 the Alliance has been dedicated to expanding hearts and minds on stage and off with diverse programming for all ages.  The 2019/20 season marks the Alliance's first full season back in its transformed performance space, the newly opened Coca-Cola Stage. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Announces 2019/2020 Season With World Premieres Directed by Jerry Mitchell, Michael Arden and More!Alliance Theatre Announces 2019/2020 Season With World Premieres Directed by Jerry Mitchell, Michael Arden and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

BroadwayWorld has learned the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta has announced their 2019/2020 season including three world premieres, including the new musical BECOMING NANCY directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell, two musicals, including MAYBE HAPPY ENDING directed by two-time Tony Award® nominee Michael Arden, and three productions for youth and families including the world premiere of  MAX MAKES A MILLION based on the book by Maira Kalman and adapted & directed by Liz Diamond. (more...)

Nashville Children's Theatre Reveals 2019-20 Season OfferingsNashville Children's Theatre Reveals 2019-20 Season Offerings
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 6, 2019

Nashville Children's Theatre (NCT) this week revealed its 2019-20 season replete with rock and roll, history, holiday magic, current events, interactivity, musicals, classics and more. NCT, the nation's oldest professional theatre for young audiences and the largest theatre in Tennessee will perform seven shows during its 2019-20 season, including both world and regional premieres. (more...)

The League Of Professional Theatre Women Announces The 2019 Theatre Women AwardsThe League Of Professional Theatre Women Announces The 2019 Theatre Women Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) on Monday, March 25 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). For more information on the 2019 TheatreWomen Awards, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrewomen.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: West Coast Premiere of HYPE MANPhoto Flash: West Coast Premiere of HYPE MAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

The Fountain Theatre opens its 2019 season of fresh, funny and meaningful new work with the West Coast premiere of an award-winning "break beat play" by Idris Goodwin. Social injustice, racial identity, gender inequity, career ambition and friendship converge - and collide - in Hype Man, directed by Deena Selenow. Opening night is set for a Feb. 23, with performances continuing through April 14.  (more...)

Actors Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season - MEASURE FOR MEASURE, THE WOLVES, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Actors Theatre of Louisville announces the 2019-2020 Season, beginning in September, with exciting work from Idris Goodwin, Fiasco Theater, Sarah DeLappe and Tazewell Thompson. Season ticket packages are now on sale and available at ActorsTheatre.org. (more...)

Additional Playwrights Join Power Plays Initiative At Arena StageAdditional Playwrights Join Power Plays Initiative At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces three additional commissioned playwrights as a part of Power Plays, an ambitious initiative commissioning and developing 25 new plays and musicals from a diverse mix of writers, composers and lyricists over the course of 10 years. Playwrights Kia Corthron, Idris Goodwin and Octavio Solis join previously commissioned playwrights with projects underway, including Aaron Posner, whose Power Play JQA, an inquisitive and provocative look at America's sixth president, enjoys its world premiere in Arena's Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle March 1 through April 14, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: Childsplay & Black Theatre Troupe Present AND IN THIS CORNER... CASSIUS CLAYBWW Review: Childsplay & Black Theatre Troupe Present AND IN THIS CORNER... CASSIUS CLAY
by Herbert Paine - Feb 5, 2019

Childsplay's current staging of Idris Goodwin's AND IN THIS CORNER… CASSIUS CLAY (in co-production with Black Theatre Troupe), features a superb cast, led by Rapheal Hamilton as Cassius and including some of the Valley's heavyweight talents. It packs a solid punch to the heart in an insightful and inspired recounting of Muhammad Ali's formative years. Runs through March 3rd at the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center in Phoenix. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Children's Theatre's World Premiere of GHOST Bolts Out of the BlocksBWW Review: Nashville Children's Theatre's World Premiere of GHOST Bolts Out of the Blocks
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 29, 2019

During the very first scenes of Ghost - the world premiere of the play by Idris Goodwin, based upon the 2016 book of the same name by Jason Reynolds, now onstage at Nashville Children's Theatre through February 3 - the audience becomes caught up in the emotional turmoil experienced by young Castle Cranshaw and his mom, Terri. As their world is upended by events taking place onstage, the story of Ghost is set in motion, hurtling toward a moment in which lives are changed and the future opens up in ways both unexpected and completely authentic. (more...)

HYPE MAN Comes to Duke City Repertory TheatreHYPE MAN Comes to Duke City Repertory Theatre
by Beth Leitman - Jan 28, 2019

Press Release: HYPE MAN at Duke City Repertory Theatre (more...)

LPTW Announces 2019 Theatre Women Awards At The Sheen CenterLPTW Announces 2019 Theatre Women Awards At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) on Monday, March 25 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). For more information on the 2019 Theatre Women Awards, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrewomen.org.  (more...)

Idris Goodwin's HYPE MAN to Make West Coast Premiere at the FountainIdris Goodwin's HYPE MAN to Make West Coast Premiere at the Fountain
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

The Fountain Theatre opens its 2019 season of fresh, funny and meaningful new work with the West Coast premiereof an award-winning "break beat play" by Idris Goodwin. Social injustice, racial identity, gender inequity, career ambition and friendship converge - and collide - in Hype Man, directed by Deena Selenow. Opening night is set for a Feb. 23, with performances continuing through April 14.  (more...)

New Manifest Theatre Company Launches Inaugural Season With Regional PremiereNew Manifest Theatre Company Launches Inaugural Season With Regional Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

New Manifest Theatre Company brings killer rhymes, humor and heart to Austin's Mastrogeorge Theatre with the regional premier of Idris Goodwin's The Realness (a break beat play). The production, directed by Simone Alexander, runs from January 17 - 26, 2019. (more...)

Fountain Theatre Announces 2019-20 SeasonFountain Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

The Fountain Theatre has announced a 2019-20 season of vibrant, thought-provoking, fresh and funny new work by a diverse group of playwrights, each of whom explores important social and cultural issues from a wholly unique perspective. (more...)

Announcing Crowded Fire's 2019 Season!Announcing Crowded Fire's 2019 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) Crowded Fire's Artistic Director Mina Morita unveiled the 2019 mainstage season lineup including two new plays that continue to uphold the company's long tradition of creating boundary-pushing theater. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater Extends RIGHTLYND Through December 30Victory Gardens Theater Extends RIGHTLYND Through December 30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of the critically-acclaimed hit Rightlynd, written by Ike Holter and directed by Lisa Portes with original music by Charlie Coffeen. With six additional performances, the production now runs through December 30, 2018, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

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