Idris Goodwin

"GOODWIN HAS THE CONTEMPORARY RHYTHMS OF LANGUAGE IN HIS BONES, & HE BRINGS THEM TO (THE) STAGE...." - American Theatre Magazine

Digital hub of writer / performer / educator Idris Goodwin

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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.

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Idris is Artistic Director of StageOne Family Theatre in Louisville where he introduces thousands of young people to the power of theatre arts

WANT to read, teach or produce the plays?

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

Blackademics

Other titles may be accessed/requested via The National New Play Exchange

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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.

Idris w/ Public Enemy’s Chuck D

Idris w/ Public Enemy’s Chuck D

Idris w/ author Jason Reynolds

Idris w/ author Jason Reynolds