Idris Goodwin (Playwright)
Idris is a playwright, rapper and essayist. His plays include How We Got On, Remix 38 (Actors Theater of Louisville); And In This Corner: Cassius Clay (StageOne Family Theater), This is Modern Art (Steppenwolf), Blackademics (MPAACT, Crowded Fire), Bars And Measures (NNPN Rolling World Premiere - B Street Theatre, Prop Thtr, Jungle Theatre), The Raid (Jackalope Theater) and The Realness (Merrimack Theatre).
Goodwin is one of the six playwrights featured in Hands Up an anthology commissioned by The New Black Fest. Hands Up has been presented across the country.
He is the recipient of Oregon Shakespeare's American History Cycle Commission and InterAct Theater's 20/20 Award. Goodwin has been a writer in residence at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor Program, The Lark Playwriting Center and New Harmony Project.
An accomplished Hip Hop poet, his albums include Break Beat Poems and Rhyming While Black. Goodwin was featured on HBO, Sesame Street and Discovery Channel. He is the author of the pushcart nominated essay collection These Are The Breaks (Write Bloody, 2011).
Idris is the co-host and contributor to Critical Karaoke, a radio show and podcast about music and culture. Idris teaches performance writing and Hip Hop aesthetics at Colorado College.