Film, TV & Theatre
Educated at Columbia University and a former Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, Darryl Pinckney is the author of a novel, HIGH COTTON, published in 1992, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, OUT THERE: MAVERICKS OF BLACK LITERATURE (2002).
He wrote the texts for Robert Wilson's productions of THE FOREST, ORLANDO and TIME ROCKER. His work has appeared in anthologies and a number of periodicals including Granta, Index on Censorship, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, TLS, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice and Vogue.
Darryl has taught in the Afro American Studies Department at Harvard and in the School of the Arts at Columbia, and is a recipient of grants from the Whiting and Guggenheim foundations. In 1994, he received the Harold D. Vursell Award for Distinguished Prose by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and in 2013 an Award in Literature, also from the Academy.
His groundbreaking, panoramic study of the twentieth century's greatest African American writers, SOLD AND GONE, was published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in 2001. He is currently at work on a history of African American literature in the twentieth century.
2018 - 2019
Theatre de la Ville, Paris
Directed by Robert Wilson, Text by Darryl Pinckney, Music by Ludovico Einaudi. Starring Isabelle Huppert.
Change Performing Arts and Baryshnikov Productions
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Adaptation of the novel by Daniil Kharms Dir. Robert Wilson, starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe
Manchester International Festival
Adaptation of the novel by Daniil Kharms
Edinburgh International Festival / Lyceum
Adapted from novel by Virginia Woolf
Thalia Theatre, Hamburg & Brooklyn Academy of Music
With Robert Wilson and Lou Reed
Theater der Freien Volksbühne, West Berlin
Dir. Robert Wilson