Carlyle Brown

Carlyle Brown Playwright, The African Company Presents Richard III Carlyle Brown is a writer/performer and artistic director of Carlyle Brown & Company, based in Minneapolis, which has produced The Masks of Othello: A Theatrical Essay, The Fula From America: An African Journey and Talking Masks. His plays include The African Company Presents Richard III, The Little Tommy Parker Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show, Buffalo’s Hair, The Beggar’s Strike, The Negro of Peter the Great, Pure Confidence and others. He has been a teacher at New York University, University of Minnesota, Ohio State University, Antioch College, Carleton College and the University of Minnesota Theater Department. He served on the board of directors of The Playwrights’ Center and Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the nonprofi t professional theater, and on the Charleston Jazz Initiative Circle at the Avery Research Center for African-American History and Culture at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, where his works and papers are archived. He is the 2006 recipient of The Black Theatre Network’s Winona Lee Fletcher Award for outstanding achievement and artistic excellence.