Rodney Hicks is a writer and Broadway/TV/Film actor. Plays include: currently writing - 1 9 6 8; THE FLAWED PLAY; MS. PEARL'S CABARET (Semi-finalist Eugene O'Neill Conference); and JUST PRESS SAVE (Semi-Finalist Eugene O'Neil Conference). Broadway actor credits: Original Cast of COME FROM AWAY "Bob"; Original Cast of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS "Clarence Norris"; 2000 revival Jesus Christ Superstar "Peter"; Original Cast of RENT. They received a 2012 Barrymore Award for Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS "Haywood Patterson". Film: Mighty Oak (Apple TV/Amazon); Bad Decisions; django. TV: Leverage; GRIMM; Hope & Faith; Student Affairs (Pilot); NYPD Blue; Dance Party USA. Numerous Regional theatre actor credits. peace love creation
A3 Artists Agency (LA/NY/UK)
Untitled Entertainment (NY/LA -Management)
JUST PRESS SAVE is a play about two undocumented dreamers who are new transfers to the fictitious Westbrook Public High School, in Willow Grove, PA. Monica and Carter Alvarez are Central American twins who are hoping to graduate before getting deported back to Honduras. And another transfer student, Damon Webster. A Black FTM trans teen who is coming out in public at his neighborhood school as male presenting for the first time. He falls for Monica. She falls for him. The world is swirling around them. It’s Senior year and these students are about to embark on the most transformative year of their young lives, navigating their way to graduate as part of the class of 2022.
HOPE can be found anywhere. You gotta believe, hold on and JUST PRESS SAVE.
*a previous version of the play was a 2018 semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Playwriting Conference
MS. PEARL'S CABARET is a fictionalized tale inspired by my own coming of age told through the eyes of a Black Drag Kween named Ms. Pearl. MS. PEARL'S CABARET is a story of survival, finding your You to live your best life despite the original cards that were dealt.
*2019 Semi-Finalist Eugene O'Neill Playwriting Conference
A resonant and honest look at America's often times traumatic past.
FLAME BROILED received its World Premiere production at Local Theater Company in Boulder, CO. Artistic Director, Pesha Rudnick
October 27 - November 18, 2019
2019 Eulipions Fund Grant
2019 Semi-Finalist, Screencraft Stage Play Competition
JUST PRESS SAVE
2018 Semi-Finalist for the Eugene O'Neil Playwriting Festival
2016 Honorable Mention, Relentless Award, American Playwriting Foundation
MS. PEARL'S CABARET
2019 Semi-Finalist, Eugene O'Neil Playwriting Conference