Over a quarter million served
With numerous professional, college and amuteur productions a year, Idris’s plays are experienced in diverse communities across the nation, from young audience theatres to regional and off broadway theatres alike.
Idris is Artistic Director of StageOne Family Theatre in Louisville where he introduces thousands of young people to the power of theatre arts
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Many of Idris’s plays are available through Playscripts Inc.
The Break Beat Plays How We Got On, The Realness / Hype Man
And In This Corner: Cassius Clay
This is Modern Art co-written w/ Kevin Coval
Other titles may be accessed/requested via The National New Play Exchange
BREAK BEAT POET
Powered by the aesthetics of hip hop Idris uses poetry to create space for personal reflection, story sharing and socially relevant discourse around pressing issues.
Idris has performed on multiple continents in addition to HBO, Discovery Channel and National Public Radio.
CAN I KICK IT? Idris’s latest collection of Break Beat Poetry will be released on Haymarket Books on Oct. 1 2019
SPEAKER & EDUCATOR
For almost two decades Idris has been blessed to mentor and facilitate generations of emerging artists across culture and genre. Idris is a frequent keynote speaker and lecturer at a variety of institutions.
Idris moderates public conversations with artists, thinkers, organizers and inspiring people affecting change.