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Prince Duren

Lecturer | Visiting Artist in Playwriting

BA, Jackson State University
MFA in Playwriting, Uniersity of Arkansas

Prince Duren is currently a Professor within the Department of Art and Theatre at Jackson State University, also his undergrad alma mater. He received a in Mass Communications and English before pursuing his MFA in Playwriting at the University of Arkansas. Also active as a performer, Duren's primary artistic focus is his work as a playwright. His plays include Like Fine Wine, performed at Infinity Stage, and Enchanted, which has been published by Off The Wall Plays. He has written a playwriting textbook, The Road to Your First Play. Other published work includes “Man in the Mirror” Off the Rocks, Volume 20, NewTown Writers; “Drinks on Me,” The Paragon Journal Special Issue August 2016; “Delta Secret”, Fourth Wall Review; and "Identifying the HBCU Graduate and HBCU Experience," HBCU Experience — The Book, edited by Tia C.M. Tyree and Christopher D. Cathcart.