Today marks Arts in Color’s first video interview! Disclaimer-the main focus of these interviews are the content (heads up-it’s not fancy just yet)! The main goal is to really create a comfortable conversation with each guest. For you as the reader to feel like you’re just hanging out with someone you’d like to know more about. To inform people not only of their work, but their journey, and who they are as a person. We hope any aspiring or current artists will be both informed and inspired by seeing themselves reflected in each guest and listening to what they have to say!
For our first guest we are beyond excited to have the privilege of talking to one of The Public’s Emerging Playwright’s-Harrison Rivers. You may remember our earlier article on the 2013 Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series in February. It’s not too late to see some wonderful new work by a diverse group of artists (for free)!
SWEET debuts today. Shows are at 3pm and 7pm. Call the Public Theater Box Office at 212.967.7555 to reserve your ticket!
Harrison David Rivers is a Kansas born New York based playwright. Some of his full-length plays include, When Last We Flew (2011 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Play, 2010 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award Winner, The Advocate’s Top 10 LGBTQ Fringe 2010), “lydie, or (s)he who looks inside, awakes”, the bandaged place, And She Said, He Said, I Said Yes, “we are misquoted texts, made right when you say us,” FELL, Prophet’s Wife, and Look Upon Our Lowliness. His work has been developed and produced at The American Airlines Theater on Broadway, Lincoln Center, Atlantic Theater, the Lucille Lortel Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Second Stage, Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, HERE Arts Center, and the Sundance Theater Lab on Governor’s Island amongst others. Harrison has received a Van Lier fellowship (New Dramtists), an Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship (NYTW) and residencies with Freedom Train, NYTW/Dartmouth and Urban Arts Partnership. He is a member of at play, The Movement Theater Company, the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab, The Old Vic New Voices Network and a NYTW Usual Suspect. MFA, Charles Mee’s playwriting program at Columbia University.
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