Harrison David Rivers
Board Member, Core Writer
Saint Paul, MN
Biography

HARRISON DAVID RIVERS is the winner of a GLAAD Media Award, a McKnight Fellowship for Playwrights, a Many Voices Jerome Fellowship, a Van Lier Fellowship, an Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship and the New York Stage & Film’s Founders Award. He is the 2016 Playwright-in-Residence at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. His plays include SWEET (National Black Theatre), AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS (The Movement Theatre Company), WHERE STORMS ARE BORN (Williamstown) and WHEN LAST WE FLEW (Sundance). Harrison is an alumnus of the Emerging Writers’ Group at the Public Theater. MFA: Columbia University.

 

Agent Information

Michael Finkle, WME
Email: mfinkle@wmeentertainment.com

Plays

by Harrison David Rivers

The Baker sisters have always been the best of friends, but when their next door neighbor returns home from college, desire threatens to tear them apart. SWEET is a bittersweet coming of age story about the sacrifices we make in order to hold onto the ones we love.

 

Cast:
2W, 1M
by Harrison David Rivers

After stealing his local library’s only copy of "Angels in America," misfit teenager Paul locks himself in the bathroom and begins reading the landmark play. He soon finds that his life and the lives of those around him in his small Kansas suburb are about to take flight, and over the course of a seemingly ordinary day, extraordinary things start to happen…

Cast:
4W, 4M
by Harrison David Rivers

When an unexpected phone call from a former lover re- opens a painful wound, Jonah Irby is forced to turn to his preternaturally gifted eight year old daughter, her ballet instructor and his nosy grandmother for support. THE BANDAGED PLACE is a play about the places we go when we’re hurt and the people who help us get back home. 

Cast:
2W, 3M

Successes

This Bitter Earth by Harrison David Rivers will run September 22-October 22, 2017 as part of New Conservatory Theatre Center's 2017-2018 season.

And She Would Stand Like This by Harrison David Rivers will run at The Movement Threatre Company (July 20-August 6, 2017).

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the recipients of the first round of the 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. Recipients include Where Storms are Born by Harrison David Rivers at Williamstown Theatre Festival.

A Crack in the Sky by Harrison David Rivers and Ahmed Yusef will run February 10-March 4, 2018 as part of History Theatre's 2017-2018 season.