Idris Goodwin
Affiliated Writer
Louisville, KY
Idris Goodwin is an award-winning playwright, director, orator, and educator.

Idris Goodwin is an award-winning playwright, director, orator and educator. He is the Producing Artistic Director of Stage One Family Theater in Louisville, KY for which he penned the widely produced And In This Corner : Cassius Clay. Other widely produced plays include: How We Got On, This Is Modern Art co-written with Kevin Coval, Bars and Measures, The Raid, Hype Man: a break beat play and The Way The Mountain Moved, commissioned as part of Oregon Shakespeare’s American Revolutions series. He has work produced by or developed with The Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Steppenwolf Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Denver Center for The Performing Arts, Cleveland Playhouse, Seattle Children’s Theater, Nashville Children’s Theater, Boulder Ensemble Theater, TheaterWorks, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor Program, La Jolla Playhouse, The Eugene O’Neill Center, The Lark Playwriting Center and New Harmony Project. He’s received support from the NEA, The Ford, Mellon and Edgerton Foundation, and is the recipient of InterAct Theater’s 20/20 Prize and The Playwrights’ Center’s Mcknight Fellowship.

Agent Information

Mark Orsini
Bret Adams, Ltd.


Idris Goodwin recognized as one of The Most-Produced TYA Playwrights of 2019/20. 

Ghost by Idris Goodwin, Adapted from the award-winning novel by Jason Reynolds, recognized as one of The Top 10 Most-Produced Titles of 2019/20 by Theatre for Young Audiences/USA. 

Member Idris Goodwin's play Hype Man: A Break Beat Play will be presented January 25 - February 17, 2019 as part of InterAct Theatre Company's 2018/19 season in Philadelphia, PA. More info at

Poet and playwright Idris Goodwin (HOW WE GOT ON, THE REALNESS) returns to Company One Theatre for the World Premiere of HYPE MAN, a rhythmically-infused ode to the sidekicks, the lyricists, and the beat-makers who operate in the explosive intersection of art, personal politics, and friendship.

Theatre Alliance announces 2017-18 season. Includes The Raid by Idris Goodwin (Feb. 8-March 18, 2018).