Devin Porter

Devin Porter

Devin Porter is a New York based playwright, poet, fiction writer, and dramaturg. 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 “McDonalds” was the winner of the Negro’s Ensemble Company’s...
Devin Porter is a New York based playwright, poet, fiction writer, and dramaturg. 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 “McDonalds” was the winner of the Negro’s Ensemble Company’s 5-min play competition. Also, his play “Rite of Passage” was a finalist in NEC’s 10-minute play competition. Currently, Devin is being commissioned by Alter Theater part of their AlterLab First Acts program. Devin’s publications include the Fjords Review, The Conium Review, The High Plains Register, The Nzuri Journal of Umoja Community at Coastline College, Crack The Spine, and Ravens Perch. Devin has worked with the Negro Ensemble Company, Alter Theater, The Playground Experiment, Caesar Ford Theatre, and The School of Thinking Making. Devin’s work can be found on New Play Exchange.

Plays

  • BW (One-Act Play)
    BW is about a father and son's powerful bond through playing the piano. This play explores the pressures of becoming a 1st generation college student, being a person of color at a PWI, and demonstrates how to "show up" for the people you love.
  • Real Friends (10-minute play)
    Theresa faces the challenge of finding her child, Alex, a real friend.
  • 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.
  • My Handsome Black King (Short)
    Walter must give his son "The Talk". If he doesn't get his message across, he and his son might have to face a harsh reality in the future.
  • Thank You RBG (a monologue)
    While dropping off her granddaughter at college, Emily tries to inspire her to chase her dreams. She must get through to her before her granddaughter quits and leaves college without even stepping foot in the classroom.
  • Who Want The Smoke? (a monologue)
    While on probation, Jasmine is struggling to maintain control of her classroom. Jasmine pleads to God for the strength not to give any of your students "The Smoke".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A Letter to My Unborn Son (a monologue)
    The Scared Petrified Shaken Anxious Black Man writes a letter to his Unborn Son.