Darren Canady

Associate Professor
Primary office:
3138 Wescoe Hall


MFA (Tisch School of the Arts - New York University)

Artists Diploma (The Juilliard School)

Darren Canady’s work has been seen at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, the Alliance Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Fremont Centre Theatre, Congo Square Theatre, the BE Company, American Blues Theater and Kansas City’s own Barn Theater. Darren is an alum of Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, and the Juilliard School. He is a former member of Primary Stages’ Dorothy Strelsin New Writers Group, the T.S. Eliot US/UK Exchange, and the America-In-Play theatre collective. He currently teaches playwriting at the University of Kansas.



Selected Publications

Selected Honors And Awards:
America-in-Play - Residency 
Primary Stages’ Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group - Residency 
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Residency 
Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Award, Alliance Theatre (Atlanta GA), May 2006
Lecomte du Nouy Prize (The Juilliard School / Lincoln Center Theater)
Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award
Theodore Ward Prize for African-American Playwrights

Selected Productions:
Brothers of the Dust, Congo Square Theatre Company (Chicago, IL)
You’re Invited!, Old Vic New Voices, Old Vic Theatre (London, UK)
One Night Dickie Didn’t Come Home, Helen Hocker Center for the Performing Arts (Topeka, KS)
False Creeds, Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA)
He Was Mine But Then You Took Him, New York University (New York, NY)
Black Idiot Box, Scotch ‘n’ Soda Theatre, Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
No Sparkle in the Dust, Scotch ‘n’ Soda Theatre, Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
No Kerchiefs, The BE Company (New York, NY), March 2009
Muddy the Water, The BE Company, The Red Room Theatre (New York, NY)
How Theo Changed His Name, (Music by Matthew Heap, Libretto by Darren Canady), Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Pittsburgh, PA)
One Night at Fern’s, Quo Vadimus Arts’ ID America Festival (New York, NY)
False Creeds, National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center (Waterford, CT)

Creative Writing Calendar
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