Idris Goodwin
Affiliated Writer
Louisville, KY
Idris Goodwin is an award-winning playwright, director, orator, and educator.

Idris Goodwin is an award-winning playwright, director, orator and educator. He is the Producing Artistic Director of Stage One Family Theater in Louisville, KY for which he penned the widely produced And In This Corner : Cassius Clay. Other widely produced plays include: How We Got On, This Is Modern Art co-written with Kevin Coval, Bars and Measures, The Raid, Hype Man: a break beat play and The Way The Mountain Moved, commissioned as part of Oregon Shakespeare’s American Revolutions series. He has work produced by or developed with The Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Steppenwolf Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Denver Center for The Performing Arts, Cleveland Playhouse, Seattle Children’s Theater, Nashville Children’s Theater, Boulder Ensemble Theater, TheaterWorks, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor Program, La Jolla Playhouse, The Eugene O’Neill Center, The Lark Playwriting Center and New Harmony Project. He’s received support from the NEA, The Ford, Mellon and Edgerton Foundation, and is the recipient of InterAct Theater’s 20/20 Prize and The Playwrights’ Center’s Mcknight Fellowship.

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Mark Orsini
Bret Adams, Ltd.


The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust announced the names of the 10 outstanding early- to mid-career playwrights who will be celebrated with 2021 Steinberg Playwright Awards in the amount of $10,000 each, which includes Playwrights' Center Affiliated Writer Idris Goodwin.

Affiliated Writer Idris Goodwin's new Actor's Theatre comission, Ali Summit, will close out the 45th Annual Humana Fest and Actor Theatre's 2020-21 season. It will run March 24 - April 11, 2021 in Louisville, KY. Full season announcement here

Idris Goodwin, an accomplished playwright, poet, director, educator, and organizer, will become the next director of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, effective May 1, 2020. He will lead strategic direction and manage operations for the FAC.

Idris Goodwin recognized as one of The Most-Produced TYA Playwrights of 2019/20. 

Ghost by Idris Goodwin, Adapted from the award-winning novel by Jason Reynolds, recognized as one of The Top 10 Most-Produced Titles of 2019/20 by Theatre for Young Audiences/USA.