Playwright Idris Goodwin has creative roots in Chicago

Black Flag author Idris Goodwin has deep creative roots in Chicago and the Midwest. Born in Detroit, he earned a bachelor of arts degree in film, video and screenwriting at Colombia College Chicago. He then went on to get a master’s degree in creative writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Idris Goodwin

He also has done graduate work was at the University of Iowa Playwright Workshop.

From 2012 through 2018, he was an assistant professor in theater and dance at Colorado College, leaving that position to become the artistic director of StageOne Family Theatre in Louisville. In May, he returned to Colorado College to become director of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center there, doing online activities as the pandemic drove theaters to the virtual world.

The 2nd Act Players will be streaming a filmed version of Goodwin’s short play, Black Flag, on July 1 as the July installation of the Evanston Performing Arts Collective.

Encore performances will be streamed July 14 and July 15, all at 7 p.m. central time. The shows will be free to watch, but donations are strongly encouraged. Approximately 80% of all donations will be given to The National Memorial for Peace & Justice, a nonprofit chosen by the playwright.

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