Yes, yes, yes he's a choreographer and, as humble playwrights, we (perhaps over time) become ever-grateful to choreographers for teaching us that narration comes from the body as much as it comes from the voice. Don't believe us? Watch today's Playwright of the Day, Savion Glover, in the most badass video ever (below) and tell us that you (the playwright) don't want to jump directly into a pair of tap shoes to "express yourself" and improvise along with him as he taps out rhythms that are true to whatever the hell he feels like telling that day.
You'll recognize him from his work on Broadway in Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk (1994) and today marks the debut of his off-Broadway hit Savion Glover/Downtown (1996) which starred members of his then-recently formed company Not Your Ordinary Tappers. He's also known for his work on past projects including Keep Banging (1999) and Foot Notes (2001).
We especially love Glover for founding The Hooferz Club School of Dance where they believe that every child has a right to an artistic education and an expressive upbringing. For spreading the love of performance to young people of all types, we're honoring Savion Glover as today's Playwright (honorary playwright, choreography, whatever: GENIUS) of the day.
For an additional treat, check out Glover's early appearance on Sesame Street here.