DEVON KIDD is a New York-based writer, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with aspirations of establishing his voice in various entertainment mediums including playwriting, television, film, animation, and late-night television sketch writing. With a passion for writing both surrealist and realist works in fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, and drama, Devon possesses the ability to succeed in numerous genres while maintaining an informed artistic lens. Devon’s chief goal as an artist is to both explore and expand the written possibilities of African American life beyond American Chattel Slavery and the Civil Rights Movement, as these two periods dominate the conversation of the Black American experience within the very limited American Entertainment Cannon. Before coming to Columbia, Devon worked in a plethora of fields including politics, law, marketing, and community outreach, which has greatly influenced the breadth of his creative voice and his intellectual perspective. Most recently, Devon worked in the Constituent Relations Department for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (2017) and in the Marketing and Sales Department for Summerfest Music Festival (2016). Devon Kidd graduated Summa Cum Laude from Morehouse College with a Bachelor’s Degree in English.