Will Arbery is a playwright and filmmaker from Texas + Wyoming + seven sisters.
Plays: Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Playwrights Horizons) // Plano (Clubbed Thumb) // Evanston Salt Costs Climbing (New Neighborhood) // Wheelchair (3 Hole Press) // You Hateful Things (NYTW Dartmouth Residency). He's currently under commission from Playwrights Horizons and Shadowcatcher Entertainment.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize Finalist (Heroes of the Fourth Turning), Whiting Award for Drama, Obie Award for Playwriting (Heroes of the Fourth Turning), New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play (Heroes of the Fourth Turning), Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play (Heroes of the Fourth Turning), Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Playwriting Award (Heroes of the Fourth Turning), Tow Foundation Grant, Edes Prize for Emerging Artists, and Stage Raw Award for Best Playwriting (The Mongoose).
TV/Film: Developing a TV series with A24/HBO. Story consultant on "Succession" (HBO). Writing feature film The Void Wife for Animal Kingdom.
Features/interviews/podcasts: The New York Times, The Paris Review (for Whiting Award), The Paris Review (for Plano), Vox, American Theatre, Brooklyn Rail, NPR, Vanity Fair, On Point, Upstage Left, Know Your Enemy, MUSEUM, The Subtext, America Magazine, HowlRound, Dallas Morning News, Wyoming Public Media, The Brian Lehrer Show, Patheos, and The Wicked Stage. While in grad school, he was named one of Variety’s “110 Students to Watch.”
Education: MFA in Writing for the Screen + Stage from Northwestern University. BA in English & Drama from Kenyon College.
AGENTS | ICM Partners
THEATER | Di Glazer + Sam Barickman | firstname.lastname@example.org + email@example.com
TV | Zach Carlisle | firstname.lastname@example.org
FILM | Viviane Telio | email@example.com
MANAGEMENT | Odenkirk-Provissiero
Manager: Eva Dickerman | firstname.lastname@example.org
HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING (2019) - Playwrights Horizons
Directed by Danya Taymor. Starring Jeb Kreager, Julie McDermott, Michele Pawk, Zoe Winters, and John Zdrojeski. Set by Laura Jellinek. Lights by Isabella Byrd. Sound by Justin Ellington. Costumes by Sarafina Bush. Photos by Sara Krulwich.
PLANO (2018) - Clubbed Thumb Summerworks
Directed by Taylor Reynolds. Starring Brendan Dalton, Crystal Finn, Susannah Flood, Ryan King, Cesar J Rosado, Mary Shultz, and Miriam Silverman. Set by Daniel Zimmerman. Lights by Isabella Byrd. Costumes by Stephanie Levin. Photos by Elke Young.
EVANSTON SALT COSTS CLIMBING (2018) - New Neighborhood
Directed by Dustin Wills. Starring Justin Kirk, Keira Naughton, Howard Overshown, and Rachel Sachnoff. Set by Jean Kim. Lights by Masha Tsimring. Projections by Nick Hussong. Costumes by Seth Bodie. Photos by Joey Moro.
FOR THE TOWARD
Dance performance with Matty Davis. Co-choreographed by Kora Radella. Performances at Pioneer Works, MCA Chicago, and site-specifically in Brooklyn, Miami, and Chicago.