Will Arbery is a playwright, performer, and filmmaker from Texas + Wyoming.
He's a member of EST/Youngblood, and he's the recipient of a 2016-2017 Claire Rosen & Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists. He's an alum of Clubbed Thumb's Early Career Writers Group, Theater Masters MFA Festival, Alliance Theatre's Kendeda group, Tofte Lake Center's Emerging Artist Program, Wildacres, The Watermill Center (with BOOMERANG), 100W Corsicana, and Variety’s “110 Students to Watch.”
His play The Mongoose was an L.A. Times Critic’s Pick and winner of the 2017 Stage Raw Theatre Award for Best Playwriting. His dance work with BOOMERANG has performed at Steppenwolf, PULSE Miami, The Watermill Center, and MCA Chicago, and has been featured on Desus & Mero and VICE Creators Project. Short plays at: Williamstown Theatre Festival, JACK, Little Theater, #serials at The Flea, Samuel French OOB Festival (winner), Living Room Playmakers, American Theater Company, Hearth Gods, and more.
He's been featured in Purple Mag, Howl Round, I Interview Playwrights, and TDF Stages. His writing has been published by Better Magazine, Word Riot, decomP, The Awl, Howl Round, Timber, Neutrons Protons, Snow Monkey, and more.
MFA in Writing for the Screen + Stage from Northwestern University. BA in English & Drama from Kenyon College.
He grew up in Dallas, TX, the only boy with seven sisters.