Idris Goodwin


Idris GoodwinIdris Goodwin is a playwright, rapper and essayist. His widely produced plays How We Got On (Actors Theater of Louisville/ Humana Festival) and Blackademics (MPAACT, Crowded Fire) were both nominated for Steinberg Awards. Other plays include And In This Corner: Cassius Clay (StageOne Family Theater), This Is Modern Art (Steppenwolf), Bars and Measures (B Street Theatre, NNPN RWP), The Raid (Jackalope Theatre), THE REALNESS: a break beat play (Merrimack Repertory), Black Flag (59E59 Theatre), and From The Mouth of Monsters (Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences). The Way The Mountain Moved, a new drama penned as part of the American Revolutions Cycle, will premiere at Oregon Shakespeare in 2018. Idris is one of the seven playwrights featured in HANDS UP an anthology commissioned by The New Black Fest. He was a finalist for the Dramatist Guild’s 2016 Lanford Wilson Award, the recipient of InterAct Theater’s 20/20 Award, and the Blue Ink Playwriting Award. He has been writer in residence at The Playwrights’ Center, The Eugene O’Neil Playwrights Center, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor Program, The Lark Playwriting Center, and New Harmony Project. He’s also developed new plays as a guest in the theatre programs of New York University and University of California Santa Barbara’s LaunchPad Series. He is also an accomplished Hip Hop poet and essayist whose words have been featured on HBO, Sesame Street, BBC Radio and Discovery Channel. Idris is an associate professor in The Department of Theatre and Dance at Colorado College.