Idris Goodwin


Idris Goodwin is an multi award winning storyteller of stage, audio, screen and page. Currently serving as Artistic Director of Seattle Children’s Theater, Idris writes, directs, programs and /or produces relevant content for intergenerational audiences.  Goodwin is the author of over 60 dynamic and diverse original plays, such as How We Got On,  Hype Man: A Break Beat Play, The Boy Who Kissed The Sky and the ground-breaking Free  Play: open source scripts for an antiracist tomorrow. Committed to access and impact, Goodwin's work is widely produced across the country by professional, community and academic institutions alike. His storytelling prowess extends to creating original content for Nickelodeon, HBO Def Poetry, Wondery and more. His first picture book, 'Your House is Not Just A House', is forthcoming on Clarion/Harper Collins 2024. Prior to Seattle, Goodwin served as Executive Director of The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College and StageOne Family Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. As Board President of Theater For Young Audiences/USA, Goodwin champions the essential role of the performing arts in society.