Live from Prairie Lights: Regina Porter
Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate and award-winning playwright Regina Porter will read from her debut novel, The Travelers. "In The Travelers, generations of two families--one black and one white--journey across time, race, geography, and the wounds of history with sweeping breadth and disarming intimacy. Porter's debut signals the arrival of a fully formed, singular talent." --Ayana Mathis
Regina Porter was an Iowa Arts Fellow and recipient of a 2017-2018 Rae Armour West Postgraduate Scholarship. She was also a 2017 Tin House Summer Workshop Scholar. Porter has worked with Playwrights Horizons, the Joseph Papp Theater, New York Stage and Film, the Women’s Project, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Horizon Theatre Company. Her writing has appeared in the Harvard Review, Plays from Woolly Mammoth by Broadway Play Services and Heinemann’s Scenes for Women by Women. Porter was born in Savannah, Georgia, and lives in Brooklyn.