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

LA PRODUCTION OF HYPE MAN WINNER OF MULTIPLE AWARDS

The 14th-annual SCENIES celebrate all the outstanding achievements in Southern California theater over the past 12 months based on 225 reviews published

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HYPE MAN

WINNER-OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY WITH SONGS

WINNER - OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF A PLAY Chad Addison, Matthew Hancock, Clarissa Thibeaux

WINNER - OUTSTANDING DIRECTION - Deena Selenow

WINNER -OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN


HYPE MAN PUBLISHED BY PLAYSCRIPTS

A rapper, beat-maker, and hype man start to find success making music together, but harmony is harder to find when the interracial hip-hop trio clashes over how to use their newfound platform in the wake of a police shooting. Hype Man is a rhythmically woven drama exploring race, representation, fame and friendship.

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A NEW BOOK-CAN I KICK IT?

Pre-order TODAY by clicking the image below!

I started out as a poet and even though I keep busy in the world of theatre, I always make a point to return to this form. Can I Kick It? Is my favorite work to date, poems that bridge pop and culture and politics, respond to current and constantly repeating events, look back and forward, are composed in many voices: our heroes, our misunderstood and our lost. And sometimes it’s pretty damn funny!

I am honored that Haymarket Books/Break Beat Poets have agreed to help share this book with the world. It won’t become fully/widely available until Oct 2019 but you can pre-order TODAY by clicking the image below!

CAN I KICK IT?

Award-winning poet and playwright Idris Goodwin interrogates and remixes our cultural past in order to make sense of our present and potential futures.

HYPE MAN TAKEOVER NOV-DEC 2018!

HYPE MAN: a break beat play is currently being performed in three different cities by three different acting companies. Details on EVENTS page.

“... Hype Man is a loud and clear clarion call to get on up and openly, honestly discuss America's ongoing problems of racial violence and inequality. None of us get to sit this one out.” — TheatreMania

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