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This Evening @ Spelman College

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SEIZE THE KING ON PBS

Check out this cool mini-doc that aired on KPBS in San Diego.  I especially dig the section that shows the building of our set (shout out to set designer Lauren Helpurn on that).  We are in the last week of shows and it’s been a special vibe out there.  I have enjoyed working at La […]

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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR WORLD PREMIERE

I can’t even describe how brilliant these bright artists are.  From left to right: Julian Parker, Jesse Perez, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Jennapher Zheng, and Luis Vega!  Read full announcement in Playbill here.

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WORLD PREMIERE

Thrilled to have a brand new play this upcoming season at La Jolla Playhouse. Been a real blast to work with director Jamie Castaneda and team as we develop the piece and ready it for production. I’ve had the pleasure of working at La Jolla on two occasions in the past-a new work for children […]

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2017 HOPE AWARD NOMINATION

  Wow! Last week I was surprised to learn that I was nominated for the prestigious Hope Professor of the Year Award at SMU! I was at the banquet but didn’t know I was an honoree!( damn glad I showed up, would’ve been embarrassed if I didn’t). Only a handful of faculty are nominated per […]

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IN THESE TIMES, IN PROGRESS

Last week worked on three new pieces-an exploration or a young Malcolm X with Arts Emerson and The Alliance Theater, a socio-political-gospel musical called Wade in the Water with Center Theater Group and possibly Dallas Theater Center, and a third new piece don’t know who I’m going to partner with but started writing that one […]

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2016 Doris Duke Artist Award

SOME GREAT NEWS, I HAVE BEEN GIVEN A 2016 DORIS DUKE ARTIST AWARD!   The 2016 Artists are:  Kyle Abraham (Dance), Sharon Bridgforth (Theatre), DaveDouglas (Jazz),Faye Driscoll (Dance), Janie Geiser (Theatre), MiguelGutierrez (Dance), Fred Hersch (Jazz), Wayne Horvitz (Jazz), Taylor Mac (Theatre),Dianne McIntyre (Dance), Jason Moran (Jazz), Mark Morris (Dance), Lynn Nottage(Theatre), Thaddeus Phillips (Theatre), Will Power (Theatre), Aparna Ramaswamy (Dance), Matana Roberts […]

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Fetch Clay, Make Man Published

My play, Fetch Clay, Make Man has just been released domestically and internationally on Overlook Press. Purchase book here:

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Mellon Foundation Residency Renewed!

    I am honored to received a renewal on the Andrew W. Mellon Residency at the Dallas Theater Center.  The renewal will allow me to create more plays and musicals, continue to initiate programs and initiatives, and further engage the communities that reside in Dallas, Texas.  In the first three years I was able […]

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Steel Hammer Opens at BAM Tonight

Steel Hammer opens tonight at BAM. I am honored to be a collaborator on this amazing project. Flying into NY tomorrow to see it. Hope to see yall there!   Check preview articles here: American Theatre Magazine  Howlround New Yorker

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