Frank Higgins

Adjunct Instructor (Playwriting)

Theatre office

Phone: 816-235-6283
fhwriter@aol.com

Biography:

Frank Higgins is the author of a number of plays, including Black Pearl Sings! and The Sweet By ‘n’ By, the latter produced with Blythe Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow. His work has been seen in New York and across the country at the Williamstown Theater Festival, the Old Globe Theatre, Ford’s Theater in Washington DC, Northlight Theatre in Chicago, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, the Barter Theater, Florida Studio Theatre, Stages Repertory Theatre of Houston, and other places. His plays have been published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, Dramatic Publishing Company, and Pioneer Drama Service. His one act play The True Death of Socrates is included in the Best American Short Play series.  Black Pearl Sings! is anthologized in the Random House/Vintage anthology Plays For Two. Scenes from his play Gunplay were read on Capitol Hill prior to Congress passing the Brady Bill. He has also written plays for young audiences, including Anansi the Spider and The Middle Passage, and The Country of the Blind. His most recent play, Louie, Louie & La Dolce Vita, has been developed during readings and staged readings at Kansas City Repertory and Florida Studio Theatre.  He has also published two books of poetry, and two books of haiku.  He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

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