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 works, analyze and examine the areas of race, political ideals, social class, and identity. He graduated with honor distinctions from the University of Albany with a B.A in English, where he was a...
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 works, analyze and examine the areas of race, political ideals, social class, and identity. 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?
    In order to graduate from high school and to save his basketball future, one of the top prospects in the country, Gerald, must pass his final history project. In the process, Gerald creates his own definition of what America truly is.
  • Prom Date (One-Act Play)
    On the last day of school, a group of high school students must prepare for a night they will always remember. Prom night. Kiwi, the star quarterback, decides to take his secret amputee girlfriend, Denise, to prom. In the process, Kiwi learns that every single action has consequences.
  • Legacy (sample)
    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.
  • 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.