Reginald Edmund

Reginald Edmund

Reginald Edmund, is a resident playwright of Chicago Dramatists, and Managing Curating Producer of Black Lives, Black Words International Project. He was previously a 2009-2010, 2010-2011 Many Voices Fellow playwright. Originally from Houston, Texas, he served Artistic Director for the Silver House Theatre, as well as the founder and producer for the Silver House Playwrights Festival and the Houston Urban...
Reginald Edmund, is a resident playwright of Chicago Dramatists, and Managing Curating Producer of Black Lives, Black Words International Project. He was previously a 2009-2010, 2010-2011 Many Voices Fellow playwright. Originally from Houston, Texas, he served Artistic Director for the Silver House Theatre, as well as the founder and producer for the Silver House Playwrights Festival and the Houston Urban Theatre Series. Reggie was the inaugural recipient of the Kennedy Center Fellowship at Soul Mountain Retreat as well as the 2009 National Runner-up for the Lorraine Hansberry and Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, and most recently winner of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award for his play 'SouthBridge'. He received his BFA in Theatre-Performance from Texas Southern University, and his MFA in playwriting at Ohio University under the guidance of Charles Smith. In 2009 He founded the Unit Collective and in 2010 he was named Winner of The Southern Writers Competition, and recognized by TCG as a 2011 Young Leader of Color. His plays, 'The Ordained Smile of Sadie May Jenkins', 'Southbridge', 'Juneteenth Street', and 'The Redemption of Allah Black', all part of his nine-play series The City of the Bayou Collection, were developed at esteemed theaters including Ensemble Theatre of Houston, Silver House Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, the Playwrights’ Center, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Moving Arts, Karamu House, Pangea World Theater, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Texas State University Black and Latino Theatre Conference, the Last Frontier Theater Conference, and the Kennedy Center. Most recently he traveled to Colombia to serve as the guest speaker at the Intercolegiado de Teatro de Buenaventura. He is currently Managing Curating Producer of Black Lives, Black Words International Project and a resident playwright for both Chicago Dramatists and Pegasus Theatre- Chicago

Plays

  • The Irregulars
    A bunch of pickpockets, thieves, and filthy street urchins, every one of them. When the great Sherlock Holmes is framed and arrested for the disappearance of the British Empire's most brilliant minds, to prove his innocence he calls upon a group of young heroes that are quite irregular.
  • DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON-Reginald Edmund
    The first play in Reginald Edmund's “City of the Bayou” Collection, “Daughters of the Moon” follows a runaway slave girl and a former plantation mistress wanted for murder as they embark on a perilous journey North towards freedom, guided by an Ancient African Goddess.
  • Southbridge
    The second play in Reginald Edmund's City of the Bayou Collection, A white widow is assaulted; and angry mob is at the jail house door, screaming. "Lynch him!". The only way to untangle the truth about the events is for the accused,Christopher C. Davis, to look into the events that have lead him to a tree stump in Athens Ohio in the year 1881. Based on historical events

    2009...
    The second play in Reginald Edmund's City of the Bayou Collection, A white widow is assaulted; and angry mob is at the jail house door, screaming. "Lynch him!". The only way to untangle the truth about the events is for the accused,Christopher C. Davis, to look into the events that have lead him to a tree stump in Athens Ohio in the year 1881. Based on historical events

    2009 National Runner up for the Lorraine Hansberry Award and the Rosa Parks National Playwriting Award.

    2010 Winner of the Southern Playwrights' Competition

    2013 Winner of Edgerton New American Play Award

    2013 Winner of Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best New Play.