Andre Richardson Hogan II

André Richardson Hogan II is a playwright, screenwriter, poet, essayist, visual artist, and theater critic.  His plays have received stage readings and productions in numerous theaters which include the American Theater Company, Blackboard Reading Series, Black Ensemble Theater, Chicago Dramatists, Dramatists Personae, the Field Museum of Natural History, Ma’at Production Association of Afrikan Centered Theater (MPAACT), Magnified Gift Theater and Dance Company, Negro Ensemble Company, Nommo PlayLab, Prop Thtr, and Red Harlem Readers.  The Chicago Chronicles, Volume 1, a docudrama of Logan Square residents, was produced as a commissioned work for American Theater Company.  An Ode to the Washermen, a short work in one act, was produced by Negro Ensemble Company in association with the Midwest International Theater Festival (NYC) in the summer of 2010. It was also nominated for Outstanding Production of a Short Subject.  Several poems have been published such as in Many Mountains Moving and Segue. Strangers, a collection of poetry, was published by Xlibris in 2009. Sugar for Coffee, a full length drama, was independently produced and presented by Blue Collar Theater Company and Gorilla Tango Theater in June of 2012. My Love for Words, a one-act, one-man drama, was written and performed by Hogan and produced by MPPACT in May of 2013.  The Hot Wing Special, a screen adaptation based on Hogan’s stage play, and co-written with director Eric Walker, is in currently film production with Redemption Films. In 2001, Hogan received a B.F.A. in Liberal Arts from Columbia College, Chicago.  He was a resident playwright at Magnified Gift Theater and Dance Company, Sanfoka Theater Company, Timber Lake Playhouse Playwrights Colony in Mt. Carroll, IL., and is currently a member of Da’Right Productions,  Driven Entertainment, Four Features, and Nommo Play Lab.  He resides at Hyde Park in Chicago.