Devin Porter

Devin Porter

Devin Porter is a New York based playwright, poet, fiction writer, and dramaturg. Born and raised on Long Island, his works analyze and examine the areas of race, political ideals, social class, and identity. Devin has 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. In 2020, Devin’s play “McDonald’s” was the winner...
Devin Porter is a New York based playwright, poet, fiction writer, and dramaturg. Born and raised on Long Island, his works analyze and examine the areas of race, political ideals, social class, and identity. Devin has 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. In 2020, Devin’s play “McDonald’s” was the winner of the Negro’s Ensemble Company’s 5-min play competition. Currently, Devin is being commissioned by Alter Theater part of their AlterLab First Acts program. Devin’s publications include the The Conium Review, The Ravens Perch, The Nzuri Journal of Umoja Community at Coastline College, & The High Plains Register. Devin has worked with the Negro Ensemble Company (NYC), Alter Theater (CA), Caesar Ford Theatre (OH), and The School of Thinking Making (PA). Devin’s work can be found on Monologue Bank and New Play Exchange (NPX).

Plays

  • BW (a monologue)
    Gerald tells the story of his one finding true love ‘BW’ to his son Travis. In the process, Gerald tries to create the magic he once had.
  • What Is America? (Short)
    A school district sends an African American child an android for their class lecture.
    In the process, the child creates their own definition of what America truly is.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Real Friends (Short)
    Theresa faces the challenge of finding her child, Alex, a real friend.
  • Legacy (15 min)
    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.