The Playwrights’ Center is happy to announce that Carlyle Brown, long-time PWC playwright, has been chosen to become a Lifetime Core Writer.
Carlyle becomes only the seventh writer in the 47-year history of the Playwrights' Center to receive this distinction. Carlyle has created one of the most vital bodies of work here in the Twin Cities, nationally and internationally—the Center has long been his home, and this appointment ensures he will always have us to continue the development of his indelible work.
The Core Writer Program at the Playwrights’ Center provides play development workshops and professional support over a three-year term. Work by Core Writers composes the Center’s public season (the PlayLabs new play festival in October and the Ruth Easton New Play Series, which runs December through April). This year we are introducing Carlyle Brown as our new Lifetime Core Writer.
Carlyle Brown is a writer/performer and artistic director of Carlyle Brown & Company based in Minneapolis. His plays have been produced at theaters across the country and internationally. He has received numerous commissions, fellowships and awards, including a 2006 Black Theatre Network’s Winona Lee Fletcher Award for outstanding achievement and artistic excellence, a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2010 Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theatre, a 2010 United States Artist Fellowship and a 2018 William Inge Award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater. A scholar and historian, Mr. Brown has been an artist in residence or visiting professor at several colleges and universities and has worked as a museum exhibit writer and story consultant.