Darren Canady’s work has been produced at the Alliance Theatre, Congo Square Theater, Horizon Theatre, London ’s the Old Vic Theatre, M Ensemble, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, American Blues Theater, and others. His awards include the Alliance Theater’s Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Award, Chicago ’s Black Excellence Award, the Black Theatre Alliance Award, and the American Theatre Critics Association ’s Osborn Award. His play You ’re Invited appeared in The Best American Short Plays 2010-2011. His work has been developed at the Fremont Centre Theatre, Premiere Stages, and Penumbra Theatre. He is an alum of Carnegie Mellon University, New York University ’s Tisch School of the Arts, The Juilliard School, and is a former member of Primary Stages ’ Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group. He is a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center and an artistic affiliate with American Blues Theater and Congo Square Theatre. He currently teaches playwriting at the University of Kansas.