Keith Josef Adkins
Playwright | The People Before the Park
Keith Josef Adkins is a playwright and screenwriter. His play, The West End, had its world premiere at Cincinnati Playhouse and was a finalist for the 2022 Steinberg-ATCA New Play Award. Other plays include Safe House, Pitbulls, The Last Saint on Sugar Hill, among others. Some of his awards include the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, Samuel French’s Award for Impact and Activism in the Theater Community, National Black Theatre’s Teer Spirit Award. He is the artistic director of The New Black Fest, a theater organization that develops plays from the African Diaspora. Keith’s TV writing credits include “P-Valley” on Starz, Netflix’s “Outer Banks,” and “The Good Fight” on CBS. He’s currently developing projects with JJ Abrams; Bad Robot, and with Don Cheadle/Steven Soderbergh for HBO Max.