Keith is a playwright, screenwriter and artistic director. His plays include Pitbulls, Safe House, The Last Saint on Sugar Hill, The People Before the Park, Sugar and Needles, Sweet Home, The Bug Pods and The Final Daze, among others. Keith’s play The Last Saint earned a 2012 Jeff Award nomination for best new work in Chicago. Other recent awards include two NYSCA commissions for The Public Theater and Epic Theatre, respectively, and the National Black Theatre’s Trailblazer Award. He was also commissioned by the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa to write a short play on the theme of release for Book Wings South Africa, a collaborative bilingual theatre initiative produced in partnership with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, the Artscape Theatre Centre and the African Arts Institute. The 2015 production of the play commemorated the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. Keith is a former Taft Museum of Art Duncanson Artist-in-Residence and is also a very proud recipient of the Lark Play Development Center’s “Larkie” Award for his contribution to community and playwrights. His short play Cobra Neck was produced at the Humana Festival of New American Plays as part of its Trepidation Nation (phobia plays) and subsequently published by Smith and Kraus. He is also artistic director of The New Black Fest (TNBF), a festival of new playwriting and discussion from the Diaspora. He has worked as a writer for the hit CW comedy Girlfriends. Keith penned The Disappearing, a sci-fi feature script for Simon Says Entertainment. Keith has taught graduate playwriting at Columbia University and blogs regularly for HowlRound, an online theatre journal. Follow him on Twitter @keithjosef.
Nathan's plays include: The Refuge Plays (Upcoming at McCarter Theatre), The High Ground (Upcoming at Arena Stage), Nat Turner in Jerusalem (New York Theatre Workshop; Stavis Playwright Award), Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea (NNPN Rolling World Premiere; Steinberg/ATCA New Play Citation), and The Wind and the Breeze (Cygnet Theatre; Lorraine Hansberry Award). He received a Whiting Award in Drama in 2018.
Nathan is a Lecturer in Theater and Berlind Playwright-in-Residence at Princeton University. He is a graduate of Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program with an MFA from Indiana University and a BFA from the University of Illinois.