“What to my people is the fourth of July?” — Idris Goodwin & Adam Mansbach
Steve BodowReboot Board Member
Steve Bodow is a 14-time Emmy-winning American television writer and producer. Most recently he was Executive Producer and showrunner of Netflix’s Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. From 2015 to 2019 he was Executive Producer of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, following his 13 years at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as EP, Head Writer and staff writer. Steve is also a co-founder and a past artistic director of the New York theater group Elevator Repair Service, best known for Gatz, its full-text, 7-hour adaptation of The Great Gatsby.
Idris Goodwin is a multidisciplinary arts leader and creative community builder. Across two decades he’s forged a multi-faceted career as an award-winning script writer for stage and screen, Break Beat poet, director, educator, and organizer. He is the new Director of The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. The author of Free Plays: open source scripts for an antiracist tomorrow, Goodwin is committed to using the arts to spark meaningful conversation.
Adam Mansbach is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Go the Fuck to Sleep, as well as the novels Rage is Back, The Dead Run, The Devil’s Bag Man, Angry Black White Boy, and The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the bestselling A Field Guide to the Jewish People (with Alan Zweibel and Dave Barry). His debut screenplay for the 2016 Netflix Original film, Barry, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and an NAACP Image Award. His next feature, The Handler, produced by Thunder Road and directed by Gerard McMurray, will shoot in fall 2020. His memoir in verse, I Had A Brother Once, is forthcoming from One World in early 2021.