Guest Artists

Michael Dinwiddie

Michael Dinwiddie headshot

Photo by D'Ambrose Boyd


Michael Dinwiddie is a playwright/composer whose works have been produced in New York, regional and educational theatre. He has served as playwright-in-residence at Michigan State University, Florida A&M University, St. Louis University, and La Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, among others, His awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Playwriting and a Walt Disney Fellowship at Touchstone Pictures. He has published articles and lectured on the Harlem Renaissance, ragtime music, African American theatre, and spoken word/rap/popular culture. In 2018 he was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is an associate professor at the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Michael is the editor of On Holy Ground: An Anthology of Plays and Monologues from the National Black Theatre Festival, which will be published by the Theatre Communications Group in 2022. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, the Writers Guild of America, and the Black Theatre Network.