Harrison David Rivers
About the Artist





Harrison David Rivers



Harrison David Rivers is the winner of the 2018 Relentless Award for THE BANDAGED PLACE. His other plays include WHEN LAST WE FLEW (GLAAD Media Award), SWEET (AUDELCO nom), WHERE STORMS ARE BORN (Berkshire Theatre Award nom, Edgerton Foundation New Play Award), THIS BITTER EARTH (Jeff nom, MN Theatre Award for Exceptional New Work, Lavender Magazine citation for Outstanding New Playwriting), FIVE POINTS (MN Theatre Award for Exceptional New Work, BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Award for Best New Work, Lavender Magazine citation for Outstanding New Playwriting), BROADBEND, ARKANSAS (Broadway Black’s Antonyo Award nom for Best Book of a Musical, Times Square Chronicles citation for Best New Off-Broadway Musical and Outstanding Book of a Musical), AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS, LOOK UPON OUR LOWLINESS, TO LET GO AND FALL, and A CRACK IN THE SKY. Harrison was named a Runner-up for the 2018 Artist of the Year by the Star Tribune and a 2017 Artist of the Year by City Pages. He is the recipient of McKnight, Jerome, and Van Lier Fellowships and residencies with the Bogliasco Foundation, the Siena Art Institute, the Hermitage, Duke University, New York Theatre Workshop, New York Stage & Film, and the Williamstown Theater Festival. Harrison is a member of the Playwrights’ Center's Board of Directors.