Ro Reddick

Ro Reddick

Ro Reddick (she/her) is a queer Black playwright, songwriter, and educator. She is a third year MFA Playwriting candidate at Brown University where she is the Adele Kellenberg Seaver Fellow. Ro writes off-kilter, dark comedies, the theme songs to your late capitalist nightmares.

Plays: Throwback Island (O’ Neill Finalist), Cold War Choir Practice (Writing is Live/Brown University), ROBAMA (O’...
Ro Reddick (she/her) is a queer Black playwright, songwriter, and educator. She is a third year MFA Playwriting candidate at Brown University where she is the Adele Kellenberg Seaver Fellow. Ro writes off-kilter, dark comedies, the theme songs to your late capitalist nightmares.

Plays: Throwback Island (O’ Neill Finalist), Cold War Choir Practice (Writing is Live/Brown University), ROBAMA (O’ Neill Semifinalist), Miss Black Syracuse (The Duplex), and The History of Black People Making White People Better People (co-writer Daryl Lathon). She is currently developing an old Hollywood corporate satire about a bunch of dykes in the luxury notebook industry.

Readings + Development Labs: The Ground Floor (Berkeley Rep), Bushwick Starr Reading Series, and Williamstown Theatre Festival (NYC Reading).

Fellowships, Residencies + Grants: Venturous Fellowship Nomination, Lambda Literary Fellow in Playwriting, Adele Kellenberg Seaver Fellow in Creative Writing, La Mama Umbria International Playwright Retreat, Miranda Theatre Company Playwright Grant.

Performance + Songwriting: As an actor, Ro has performed at theaters including Hartford Stage, McCarter Theatre Center, Long Wharf, and KC Rep; off-Broadway in “Silence! The Musical”; and on screen in The Americans, Louie, and SATC 2. As a singer she has performed in several development workshops of new musicals, and co-wrote and performed songs for a country, rock, and blues band. She also creates original songs for her own plays and is a member of the Brown Arts Institute Songwriting Workshop.

Ro has a BFA in Acting from Ithaca College and an MBA from NYU (which she has no intention of using).

Plays

  • Throwback Island
    Six “sexy singles” go to a secluded island for nostalgia soaked good vibes, #truelove, and a chance to win a $100K. But when a strongman bachelor enters the villa there’s a lot more at stake than a pot of money… Throwback Island is a dark and eerie satire that explores homegrown, all-American fascism through a bonkers reality dating show.
  • ROBAMA
    ROBAMA is a comedic play w/music about a woman who lies and convinces America she is the long lost daughter of Barack Obama -- all to promote her struggling new musical about Barack Obama. As the newest “Obama’s” star begins to rise, the lines between the virtual world and the real world begin to blur. Maybe the only person who can clear this up is the former president himself?...
  • Miss Black Syracuse
    A found-music memoir in one act. True stories about fakin' the funk in a 90's kind of world.