Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Ruben Santiago-Hudson recently directed the world premiere of his play Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine at The Two River Theater and the world premiere of Dominique Morriseau’s Paradise Blue at Williamstown Theater Festival. Other credits include The Piano Lesson (Lucille Lortel, Joseph A. Callaway, Audelco, OBIE), The Happiest Song Plays Last (Second Stage), and My Children My AfricaSeven Guitars, and The First Breeze of Summer at Signature Theater where he served as Associate Artist of the season dedicated to the Negro Ensemble Company. Regionally, Ruben has directed at A.C.T. San Francisco, The Two River Theater Company, The McCarter Theater, and The Kennedy Center. His screenplay Lackawanna Blues garnered numerous awards including The Humanitas Prize, National Board of Reviews, NAACP Image Award, and The Christopher Award, and nominations for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and WGA. As an actor Ruben has received a Tony Award, two OBIE Awards, and a Helen Hayes Award. He most recently performed in August Wilson’s solo show How I Learned What I Learned. Ruben served as co-artistic director along with Stephen McKinley Henderson to record August Wilson’s American Century Cycle comprised of the entire canon of his plays. Ruben holds an MFA from Wayne State University, a BA from Binghamton University, and Honorary Doctorate Degree’s from both Wayne State University and Buffalo State College.