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Idris Goodwin Wins Major Playwriting Award

Idris Goodwin, Colorado College assistant professor of theatre, has won the 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Award for his play "Hype Man." Goodwin's work was selected from a pool of more than 500 entries, and is the latest in his series of break beat plays - all of which have received wide acclaim.

The Blue Ink Playwriting Award is one of the most prestigious playwriting awards in the theatre industry. It comes with a $1,000 cash prize and the opportunity for Goodwin to further develop his script at the American Blues Theater, one of America's premier arts organizations.

Goodwin has been at Colorado College since 2012, when he joined the faculty as a Mellon post-doctoral fellow. His B.A. is in film, video, and screenwriting from Columbia College, his MFA in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and he continues graduate work at the University of Iowa's Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Goodwin's work has been recognized widely, including by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford and Mellon foundations, The New York Times, and National Public Radio.

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