Josh Wilder

Minneapolis, MN

Josh Wilder is a playwright and teaching artist hailing from Philadelphia. He is the first national Jerome Many Voices Fellowship recipient at The Playwrights’ Center and a 2014-2015 Jerome Fellowship Finalist. Prior to moving to Minneapolis, Josh was a 2012-13 Theater Fellowship recipient at The August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh. Josh’s works have been developed at The Classical Theatre of Harlem, The Playwrights’ Center, The Alchemical Theatre Lab, The Lark and New York Theatre Workshop. Currently Josh is developing his play cycle, The Dandelion Plays. Training: BFA, Carnegie Mellon University.


In inner city Philadelphia, an abnormally huge dandelion has grown through the sidewalk in front of the house of, Jalil and Kwamaine, two brothers who are waiting for the arrival of their nonexistent father. Leftovers tell the story of the brothers as they figure out their journey to manhood without their father and discover the reality of their dreams. A poignant, poetic, gritty play full of family, magic, and Cliff Huxtable.



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