Bryan-Keyth Wilson

Bryan-Keyth Wilson

Bryan-Keyth Wilson (He/Him) Dubbed the Literary Prince, Wilson is a noted multi-hyphenate/ award-winning playwright in the theatre and publishing industry. As a theatre artist/ producer, diversity, equity and inclusion are at the forefront of every project he takes on. BKW started producing theatre Off-Off-Broadway at The Variety Cafe at Rockefeller Center with shows such as PAMLET and THE SUBWAY SERIES. BKW...
Bryan-Keyth Wilson (He/Him) Dubbed the Literary Prince, Wilson is a noted multi-hyphenate/ award-winning playwright in the theatre and publishing industry. As a theatre artist/ producer, diversity, equity and inclusion are at the forefront of every project he takes on. BKW started producing theatre Off-Off-Broadway at The Variety Cafe at Rockefeller Center with shows such as PAMLET and THE SUBWAY SERIES. BKW studied Musical Theatre with a Dance emphasis at Sam Houston State University. He is the founding artistic director of The Creative Co-Lab TX|NYC.

Wilson is the inaugural winner of the Paterson Performing Arts & Development Council Playwright Residency Award; he received a playwright residency and a virtual showcase of his choreopoem FOR COLORED BOYZ on the verge of a nervous breakdown/ when freedom aint enuff (The Fulton Theatre). Wilson was the inaugural winner of the Stories of Diversity Playwright Festival at The Fulton Theatre. Other plays written include sTrapped (Downtown Urban Arts Festival Finalist), The Caregiver, HOOD BOY, No Ways Tired, Annexed, Confessions of a Preacher’s Wife, the musical two ten-minute plays Worlds Apart, and displaced. Currently, Wilson is developing a musical on the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis titled THE BOY FROM TROY,

Wilson won three literary awards for his choreopoem FOR COLORED BOY and produced a sold-out showcase Off-Broadway at Theatre Row for the Downtown Urban Arts Festival, where his show won Best Audience. Wilson is developing his first comic book series, THE TALENTED TENTH, on Wilson Comics/B’s Ink Publishing. He is a five-year faculty member of The Black Writers Reunion & Conference, founder of The Gulf-Coast Writers Retreat, and creator of the LIFT EV’RY VOICE International Playwright & Spoken World Virtual Festival. Wilson is a proud member of The Dramatist Guild www.bryankeythwilson.com IG: @literaryprince

Plays

  • FOR COLORED BOYZ on the verge of a nervous breakdown/ when freedom aint enuff
    FOR COLORED BOYZ on the verge of a nervous breakdown/ when freedom ain’t enuff is an unabashed display of blackness that's unapologetic and speaks to the human heart from a black man's perspective. I want to use the theatre as a haven for artists and their stories to thrive on the American stage. FOR COLORED BOYZ brings social issues to the stage and addresses issues within the black community that is...
    FOR COLORED BOYZ on the verge of a nervous breakdown/ when freedom ain’t enuff is an unabashed display of blackness that's unapologetic and speaks to the human heart from a black man's perspective. I want to use the theatre as a haven for artists and their stories to thrive on the American stage. FOR COLORED BOYZ brings social issues to the stage and addresses issues within the black community that is silenced. FOR COLORED BOYZ’s Afro-centric rhythms is the heart of this piece. As an artist, I am not afraid of bringing the human experience to the stage no matter how graphic or taboo the subject matter might be. The theatre is for the people and should be given back to the people, and this is my mission. FOR COLORED BOYZ resonates with its audiences no matter their ethnicity or demographic, there is a common thread that brings us all together when sitting in the dark watching this show; to go forth with understanding and love.
  • The Rose of Sharon
    Sharon Watson is a vibrant opera singer who has moved back home to work on her Master’s in vocal performance at the University of Houston. While moving home opens old wounds, she finds solace in her adoration for classical music. She decides to move in with her favorite aunt, who is still grieving the death of her son Jeremy. Growing up in the church, Sharon loved gospel music, and she visited the local church...
    Sharon Watson is a vibrant opera singer who has moved back home to work on her Master’s in vocal performance at the University of Houston. While moving home opens old wounds, she finds solace in her adoration for classical music. She decides to move in with her favorite aunt, who is still grieving the death of her son Jeremy. Growing up in the church, Sharon loved gospel music, and she visited the local church and fell in love with the music ministry. She is introduced to Jonathan Maxey and decides to join the choir. These kindred spirits are inseparable, and their relationship deepens. Church gossip, infidelity, and secrets test their relationship while a global epidemic starts taking the lives of people in Sharon’s performance circle. Sharon finds herself questioning God and the relationships she has built.
  • Worlds Apart
    Kamari and Myles went to high school together and became friends the summer of their senior year. Now, 20 years into their friendship and the world has changed. The riots in Ferguson, Trayvon Martin, and now the death of George Floyd. Myles has recently changed his party affiliation and is a proud supporter of Donald Trump. Kamari and Myles' relationship has hit a brick wall. After a heated discussion...
    Kamari and Myles went to high school together and became friends the summer of their senior year. Now, 20 years into their friendship and the world has changed. The riots in Ferguson, Trayvon Martin, and now the death of George Floyd. Myles has recently changed his party affiliation and is a proud supporter of Donald Trump. Kamari and Myles' relationship has hit a brick wall. After a heated discussion about the riots surrounding the death of George Floyd. Tragedy hits home with Myles and their friendship is tested.