April 2- May 1, 2016. Goodman Theatre.
Playwright Thomas Bradshaw returns to Goodman Theatre, with his hilarious and startling play Carlyle – an insightful and bold examination of the hot-button racial issues facing America. Carlyle is an ambitious African American Republican lawyer who agrees to share why he became a member of the GOP since the Republican Party is looking for a more progressive identity leading up to the election.
Mr. Bradshaw has been featured as one of Time Out New York’s 10 playwrights to watch and was named “Best Provocative Playwright” by The Village Voice. He has received fellowships from the Lark Play Development Center, Soho Rep (Streslin Fellow) and New York Theater Workshop, and he was the recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, the 2012 Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the Prince Charitable Trust’s Prince Award. Mr. Bradshaw was the Playwright in Residence at the Soho Theatre in London in February 2009. His plays are published by TCG, Samuel French, PAJ and Dramatic Publishing. Mr. Bradshaw received his MFA from Mac Wellman’s playwriting program and he is an associate professor at Northwestern University.