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educator , playwright , publisher

Arthur Theodore Wilson, American )educator, playwright, publisher. Recipient numerous scholarships, 1970-1979; New Jersey State Council on Arts fellow, 1985-1986. Member Black Writers Union, Dramatists Guild, Inc.


Wilson, Arthur Theodore was born on July 2, 1945 in Newark. Son of Elmer and Dorothy May (Outlaw-Sloan) W. Bachelor of Arts Humanities, New School, 1971.


Bachelor in Humanities, New School, 1971. Master of Arts in Social Studies Education, New School, 1974. Master of Arts in Philosophy, University London at Bedford College.

Doctor of Philosophy in Program History, New York University, 1980.


Researcher African Studies, New York City, 1972. Teacher Teaneck Alternative High School, New Jersey, 1979—1980, Hunter College, New York City, 1980—1981. Consultant gifted and talented program curriculum Board Cooperative Educational Services State University of New York, Farmingdale, since 1983.

Artistic director Very Special Arts Theatre Company, New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 2004. Appointed arts & education academy artist New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, since 1996. Advisor, tutor Master's Degree Program in Acting, New Actors Workshop, Antioch University, New York, since 1995.

Workshop leader Young Playwright's Festival, New York City, since 1981. Adjunct professor drama Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. Co-founder, workshop leader New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival, 1983.

Project director, playwright American Folk Theater Young Company's exchange program, London, 1984-1985. Theater workshop consultant Milneck School for Deaf, Long Island, 1984. Literature workshop consultant Orion Gifted and Talented Program, Lindenhurst, New York, since 1984.

Artistic director exchange program Manhattan Empire and Tukak Theater, Denmark. Director playwriting in school project New York Shakespeare Festival, since 1986. Instructor New York Literature Association, New York City, since 1984.

Poetry reading and workshop with Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks, Union College, 1985, guest poet for Mother Hale of Hale House, 1987. Director playwriting in education department schools New York Shakespeare Festival, director/producer Live! (radio education program), board directors, consultant arts education New Dance Group Center, New York, since 1987. Member, Artist Collective Society Change, Inc., since 2005.

Resident artist, Young Audiences New Jersey, Princton, since 2007.


  • Certified teacher, New York, New Jersey.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Editor, writer, public Dance Giant Steps, Incorporated, Brooklyn, since 1981. Author: (play) The Extended Family, 1987, Peace By Peace, 2004, Poetry Out Loud Progressive, Judge Workshop Leader, DC. Play and workshop: Words for the Journey.

      Director Daddy Say, 1987, Children of Dahomey and Spirit Ensemble, 1986, Bound For Broadway, Broadway New York, 2004. Dance editor. Feet Magazine, 1969-1972, Black Creations Magazine, 1970-1972.

      Editor, public: Attitude: The Dancers' Monthly, since 1982. Contributor poetry to Open Magazine, Other Countries, New Rain, A Taste of Salt. Producer: (plays) Life Sea Treasures, 1989-1990, Guns Like Candy, 1991, Red High Heels Snap Back, 1995.

      Commissions include: A Tribute for All the Beautiful Black Men, New York City, High Rise Snaps, Washington, District of Columbia, Street Songs, New York, Trouble the Water, New York, Homeless Monologues, Baca, Brooklyn, Hallelujah Roots, New York, choreo-poem for dancers, New York City, 2007, Dancing on Etarnity, Spoken Word, Stories & Pictures, Albany Records, 2008, others. Artist: Academy of Performing Arts, Scetch Plains, New York, 2008-2009, Poet Resident Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, 2008-2009, Special Education Academy Arts Horizon, Autism & Art Residency, Bronx, since 2008. Residency poet Passaic Community College, Paterson, New Jersey, since 2010, Treodriving Sacred Grand, 2010.


Workshop leader New Jersey Teen Program, 1983-1984. Advisor, workshop leader, founder New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival, 1964-1968. Research assistant Weeksville Project, Bjlyn., 1969-1970.

Theater director local organizations. Member Black Writers Union, Dramatist Guild, Inc., ASSITEJ, International Association Children's Theater Professionals, American Academy Poets.


Elmer Bachelor of Arts

Dorothy May (Outlaw-Sloan) W. Bachelor of Arts