Playwrights Horizons: Bootycandy (writer and director), next season’s Mankind. He has received the NAACP Best Director Award, the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, two Obie Awards and the Oppenheimer Award. He directed the world premieres of Nikkole Salter and Danai Gurira’s In the Continuum, Tarell McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2), Colman Domingo’s Wild with Happy as well as his own plays, Bootycandy and Insurrection: Holding History. His new plays Zombie: The American and Barbecue world premiered last season at Woolly Mammoth Theater and The Public Theater, respectively.
(as of 4/4/17)
Camille A Brown
Playwrights debut. Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire, upcoming Once on This Island. Off Broadway: Cabin in the Sky and tick, tick…BOOM! (Encores!); The Fortress of Solitude (The Public, Lortel nomination). Regional: Stagger Lee, The Fortress of Solitude (Dallas Theater Center); The Winter's Tale (Shakespeare, McCarter Theatres). Company: Camille A. Brown & Dancers. Awards: 2016 Princess Grace Statue Award, 2016 Jacob’s Pillow Award, 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2016 Bessie Nomination (BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play), 2015 USA Fellow, 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award, 2015 TED Fellow, 2014 Bessie Award (Mr. TOL E. RAncE). camilleabrown.org.
(as of 5/8/17)
Ms. Childs possesses an enthusiastic, generous spirit and playful wit that are naturally suited to musicals.—Ben Brantley, The New York Times