Kia Corthron's A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick premiered at Playwrights Horizons in spring 2010. Other plays include Moot the Messenger; Light Raise the Roof; Snapshot Silhouette; Slide Glide the Slippery Slope; The Venus de Milo Is Armed; Breath, Boom; Force Continuum; Splash Hatch on the E Going Down; Seeking the Genesis; Digging Eleven; Life by Asphyxiation; Wake Up Lou Riser; Come Down Burning; Cage Rhythm. Awards include the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Creative Arts Residency, McKnight National Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts, Barbara Barondess MacLean Foundation Award, AT&T On Stage Award, Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award, Mark Taper Forum's Fadiman Award, NEA/TCG, Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, New Professional Theatre Playwriting Award, Callaway Award, Connections Contest winner, and in television a Writers Guild Outstanding Drama Series Award and Edgar Allan Poe Award for The Wire.
A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick
Bathroom. ABEBE stands, staring at the toilet from the other side of the room for several moments ....▶
Playwright Kia Corthron is one of the most well-regarded young writers in contemporary theatre,” said director Nefertiti Burton. “In ‘Cage Rhythm,’ she captures the daily ‘hell’ of incarcerated women ....▶
When Kia Corthron brings in the noise in ''Breath, Boom,'' her assaultive play at Yale Repertory Theater, the audience is instantly hurled into the din of the mean dark streets in the Bronx ....▶