Nov-Dec Resident playwright Harrison Rivers

On Nov 18th American playwright Harrison Rivers arrives for his residency at the Siena Art Institute!

Harrison David Rivers is the winner of the 2018 Relentless Award for THE BANDAGED PLACE. His other plays include WHEN LAST WE FLEW (GLAAD Media Award, NY Fringe Excellence in Playwriting Award), SWEET(AUDELCO nom), WHERE STORMS ARE BORN (Berkshire Theatre Award nom, Edgerton Foundation New Play Award), FIVE POINTS (MN Theatre Award for Exceptional New Work, Lavender Magazine citation for Outstanding New Playwriting, BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Award for Best New Work, Inclusion in MinnPost’s year-end “Best” List), THIS BITTER EARTH (MN Theatre Award for Exceptional New Work, Lavender Magazine citation for Outstanding New Playwriting, Joseph Jefferson Award nom), LOOK UPON OUR LOWLINESS, AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS, TO LET GO AND FALL and BROADBEND, ARKANSAS. 

Harrison was named a Runner-up for the 2018 Artist of the Year by the Star Tribune and a 2017 Artist of the Year by City Pages. He has received McKnight and Many Voices Jerome Fellowships, a Van Lier Fellowship, an Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship and residencies with the Bogliasco Foundation, the Hermitage, Duke University and the Williamstown Theater Festival. He was the winner of New York Stage & Film’s Founder’s Award in 2015. 

Harrison is an alum of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers’ Group, Interstate 73, NAMT and the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab. He is a NYTW Usual Suspect and a member of the Playwright Center’s Board of Directors. BA: Kenyon College. MFA: Columbia University School of the Arts. 

For more info: harrisondavidrivers.com

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