Awards and Affiliations

Rites and Reason has worked with professional playwrights such as:

  • George Houston Bass (notably his prologue and epilogue forMule Bone by Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, produced on Broadway by the Lincoln Center)
  • Adrienne Kennedy
  • Ruby Dee
  • Ossie Davis
  • Ntozake Shange
  • Ifa Bayeza
  • Je Franklin
  • Elmo Terry-Morgan ’74
  • Loni Berry ’76
  • Shanga Parker ’88

Brown Graduate Playwrights who have developed work at Rites and Reason

  • Sherley Anne Williams
  • Gayl Jones
  • Melvin Dixon
  • Debbie Breevort Bailey
  • Bridget Carpenter
  • Dominic Taylor
  • Keli Garrett
  • Edwidge Danticat

Rites and Reason has received grants from:

  • The Ford Foundation
  • The National Endowment for the Arts
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities
  • The Nellie Mae Foundation
  • The Rhode Island Foundation
  • The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
  • The Rockefeller Foundation

Rites and Reason Theatre Affiliations

Brown/Trinity Consortium 
Brown University Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies