Idris Goodwin is the Producing Artistic Director of StageOne Family Theater in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a playwright, director, break beat poet, and educator driven by the ethos of Hip Hop. His plays And In This Corner Cassius Clay, How We Got On, and Hype Man: a break beat play are produced at theatres, college campuses, and non-traditional spaces nationwide. Goodwin has received commissions and support from The Kennedy Center, The Eugene O'Neill Conference, Oregon Shakespeare Festival's American Revolutions Series, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Children's Theatre and Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor Residency. Currently, he is writing a play co-commissioned by Arena Stage's Power Plays Initiative and The Playwright Center's McKnight Fellowship. He has published three poetry collections with Haymarket Books including Can I Kick It? (2019) and appeared on HBO, Sesame Street, NPR, BBC radio, and The Discovery Channel.
Register for Idris's InKY Writing Workshop
October 12, 2019 9:30AM-12:00PM
William Heath has taught at Kenyon, Transylvania, Vassar, the University of Seville, and Mt. St. Mary’s University. He is the author of three novels: The Children Bob Moses Led, an award-winning novel about the civil rights movement in Mississippi; Blacksnake’s Path, which was a History Book Club selection; and Devil Dancer, a neo-noir novel about thoroughbred racing set in Lexington, KY; a book of poetry, The Walking Man; a work of history, William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest, winner of two Spur awards for best history and best first non-fiction book; and a collection of interviews, Conversations with Robert Stone. A chapbook, Night Moves in Ohio, will be published in October. www.williamheathbooks.com