John Shévin Foster

Dr. John Shévin Foster, arts administrator, playwright and director, works in both academic and professional theater arenas He is currently the President of the Black Theatre Network National Confernce.

Previously, he served as Artistic Director of the Department of Dramatic Studies at Shaw University, as the Director of Theatre at Virginia State University for eight years, and as Professor of Theatre at New York University.

Foster was the Education Manager and a Producer at the prestigious Brooklyn Academy Of Music. He was also the founding Artistic Director of New York City Repertory Theatre. Under his leadership NYC Rep facilitated the Kellogg Foundation Grant and workshop performance for Bridges and Tunnel: Sarah Jones, which went on to win the 2006 Tony Award.

Professionally, he has penned, directed and produced throughout the United States and in Great Britain. His work centers on accurate portrayals of the African-American community, and, the examination of the human experience.


NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
PlaywrightPlenty of Time 2012-13 Season