DEVON KIDD is a New York-based writer, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with aspirations of establishing his voice in various entertainment mediums including poetry, playwriting, television, and film. 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 a distinct voice. Devon’s chief goal as an artist is to both explore and expand the written possibilities of African Americans in Entertainment. In the words of the playwright, “I create worlds where Black people fly, fail, jump over moons, and cry over heartbreaks. In my works, Black people fight racism, fight each-other, fight mythical creatures, fight depression, fight witch’s curses, and fight political opponents. I make customized theatre about Black people surviving a world in which we are not seen because that is every layer of my being.” In response to COVID-19, Devon co-founded Zoomfest: The Theatrical Podcast which aims to amplify the talent of people from marginalized communities via technological platforms. Devon Kidd graduated Summa Cum Laude from Morehouse College with a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 2016. His play, Not Even God, was a 2019 Finalist for the [email protected] Reading Series in partnership with Columbia University and Roundabout Theatre. His play, In the Jungle, was a 2020 Winner of the [email protected] Reading Series and received a reading directed by Steve H. Broadnax III. Mentors to the playwright are Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined, Intimate Apparel) and David Henry Hwang (Soft Power, Yellow Face, M. Butterfly). More information can be found on him on his personal website www.devon-kidd.com.