Devin Porter

Devin Porter

Devin Porter is a New York based writer who uses writing to grant voice to the ones who aren’t heard. Born and raised in Long Island, Devin expresses his own individuality and unique style similar to his home state. His works analyze and examine the areas of race, political ideals, social class, and gender identity. Devin graduated with honor distinctions from the University of Albany with a B.A in English,...
Devin Porter is a New York based writer who uses writing to grant voice to the ones who aren’t heard. Born and raised in Long Island, Devin expresses his own individuality and unique style similar to his home state. His works analyze and examine the areas of race, political ideals, social class, and gender identity. Devin 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. Over the summer of 2019, Devin was selected for a two-week playwriting residency program “The Body of Water” with The School of Making Thinking in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Also, his play “Legacy” was selected for the festival History in ACTion; A Festival of New Historic Drama at Caesar’s Ford Theatre in Xenia, Ohio.

Plays

  • Real Friends
    Theresa faces the challenge of finding her child, Alex, a real friend.
  • Perfect Attendance (a monologue)
    Tiffany, a student at HighBridge Middle School, must finish her daily therapy meeting before rushing to save her perfect attendance record.
  • Legacy
    Charles Noel “TonTon”, son of the first African-American to achieve the rank of colonel in American history, Col. Charles Young, faces the challenge of living up to his father’s legacy after his recent death.
  • 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.
  • Landslide (a monologue)
    Landslide 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.
  • What Is America?
    A school district sends an African American child an android for her class lecture.
    In the process, the child creates her own definition of what America truly is.