About me

Wind Dell Woods (MFA, PhD)
 is a scholar, playwright, and educator. 

As a playwright, Woods has been the recipient of the Virginia Piper Center, International Writing Residency Fellowship, as well as the Virginia Piper Center, New Play Development Fellowship. In 2007, he was commissioned by the Black Theatre Troupe of Arizona to write his full-length play Giving Voice to The Dream. Woods has written ten full-length plays and over twenty one-act plays. He has had readings and productions of his work in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, and Washington DC. 

Woods' acting debut came when he was cast in the musicals A Christmas Carol and Oliver as a child. In 1993, he appeared in August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Since then, he has appeared as an actor in a handful of productions in New York. Along with acting, he writes and performs spoken-word poetry, and is working on completing his one-person show From Hip-Hop to Hip-Hope: A Journey of Self-discovery.

As an educator, Woods has taught acting, video production, poetry, Shakespeare appreciation, and playwriting at the high school and elementary school levels, as well as playwriting, screenwriting, literature, and English Composition at the college level. 
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