Carlyle Brown

Facilitator of the Program, US

Carlyle Brown is a writer/performer and artistic director of Carlyle Brown & Company based in Minneapolis. His plays have been produced at theatres across the United States and he has received numerous commissions, fellowships and awards including 2006 Black Theatre Network’s Winona Lee Fletcher Award for outstanding achievement and artistic excellence, a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, a recipient of a 2010 Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theatre, a 2010 United States Artist Fellowship and 2018 William Inge Theater Festival Award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater. His most frequently produced play The African Company Presents Richard III and his solo show The Fula from America: An African Journey are creative explorations that led to the conception of the Cultural Diaspora creative residency at Camargo. Carlyle Brown is working on his latest play, Malcolm X and the House on Sugar Hill, a coming of age story about an African-American boy growing up in a community in diaspora between the years of 1959 and 1965, the year of Malcolm’s assassination.

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