IDRIS GOODWIN‘s 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 and published by Playscripts, How We Got On is being remounted across the country.
Idris is back at Humana this year as co-writer of Remix 38. His play Victory Jones and The Incredible One Woman Band is a commission for Denver Center Theater, and featured in their annual New Play Summit. This is Modern Art (co-written with Kevin Coval for Steppenwolf Theater) was selected for the 2014 New Voices/New Visions program at The Kennedy Center. Idris is also penning a play on Muhammad Ali for StageOne Family Theater.
Idris recently enjoyed writing residencies with Berkeley Rep Theatre and New Harmony Project. He is a Core Writer with The Playwrights’ Center and a proud member of the Dramatist Guild. An accomplished poet and essayist, his book These Are The Breaks was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He’s performed on HBO, Discovery Channel, and Sesame Street. Idris teaches performance writing and hip hop aesthetics at Colorado College.