Gavin Lawrence
Affiliated Writer
Chicago, IL

Gavin Lawrence in an actor, playwright, and director. His work has been seen at theatres across the country including Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth, Steppenwolf, the Goodman, the Guthrie, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kansas City Rep., Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Penumbra Theatre. Mixed Blood, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Skylight Music Theatre. Plays produced include Salt Fish and BakesB Is For BullyLilies In The Valley, and Cut Flowers, which won the Black Theatre Alliance Lorraine Hansberry Award in Chicago. He is the recipient of the Audelco Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in the Off-Broadway production of Pure Confidence by Carlyle Brown, Best of the Twin Cities in the Acting Category, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Theatre Department at Howard University. He recently completed his Fox TCG Resident Actor Fellowship in partnership with Baltimore Center Stage where he developed the solo piece, Dear Son, under the Guidance of Kwame Kwei-Armah. Gavin is member of the core acting company at American Players Theatre.