Devin Porter

Devin Porter

Devin Porter is a New York based playwright who uses writing to grant voice to the ones who aren’t heard. Raised in Long Island, Devin expresses his own individuality and unique style similar to his home state. His enticing works, analyze and examine the areas of race, political ideals, social class, and identity. Recently in May 2017, he graduated with honor distinctions from the University of Albany with a B....
Devin Porter is a New York based playwright who uses writing to grant voice to the ones who aren’t heard. Raised in Long Island, Devin expresses his own individuality and unique style similar to his home state. His enticing works, analyze and examine the areas of race, political ideals, social class, and identity. Recently in May 2017, he graduated with honor distinctions from the University of Albany with a B.A in English, where he was a three-time Spellman Academic Award winner. Devin is pursing his MFA in Playwriting at Ohio University.

Plays

  • What is America?
    A robotic Android system, sent by a local school district, gives a history lesson to a 4th grade African American child. As the child listens to their history lesson, the child creates their own definition of what America is.
  • Landslide (a monologue)
    Landslide (a monologue) explores a young man named Nate going to visit his grandfather. Nate reflects on past family experiences and the power of time while spending time with his favorite person in the world by reading the newspaper.
  • McDonalds (a monologue)
    A young African American woman named Kim relives the glory days and travels a path once walked before. We learn that some things in life often change, while other things stay the same and repeat themselves.
  • Child Lock
    As Jonathan comes home from his first semester of college, him and mother, Michelle, long for the emotional connection they once had. After having a strange encounter in the store, Jonathan and Michelle are riding home in the car. As we watch this car ride unfold, we discover that when you look into a mirror you see more than your physical self.