Based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, HARRISON DAVID RIVERS plays include: [New York] Only You Can Prevent Wildfires (Ricochet Collective), And She Would Stand Like This (Movement Theatre Company), Sweet (AUDELCO nomination for Best Play, National Black Theatre), Look Upon Our Lowliness (Movement Theatre Company), When Last We Flew (GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theater: Off Off Broadway, New York International Fringe Festival). [Regional] Where Storms Are Born (Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, Williamstown), This Bitter Earth (New Conservatory Theatre Center, Penumbra), A Crack in the Sky (History Theatre), Five Points (Theatre Latte Da), When Last We Flew (TheatreLaB, Diversionary Theatre). [Awards] Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship (New York Theatre Workshop), Van Lier Fellowship (New Dramatists), Jerome Many Voices Fellowship, McKnight Fellowship for Playwrights, Core Writer (Playwrights’ Center) and New York Stage & Film's Founder’s Award. He has twice been named a finalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights' Conference and the Jonathan Larson Grant. He was a Kleban Prize finalist in 2016. [Affiliations] Alum of the Public Theater's Emerging Writers' Group, Interstate 73, NAMT and The Lincoln Center Directors' Lab. Member of NYTW's Usual Suspects. Harrison was the 2016 Playwright-in-Residence at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. [Education] M.F.A, Columbia School of the Arts; B.A., Kenyon College.

 

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