Will Arbery is a playwright, performer, and filmmaker from Texas + Wyoming.
Plays include: Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Playwrights Horizons) //Plano (Clubbed Thumb) // Evanston Salt Costs Climbing (New Neighborhood) // Wheelchair (3 Hole Press). He's currently under commission at Playwrights Horizons and Shadowcatcher Entertainment.
He's a member of New Dramatists, P73's I-73, EST/Youngblood, an alum of The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm, a Colt Coeur Resident, a member of Calliope, and the recipient of a 2016-2017 Claire Rosen & Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists. While in grad school, he was named one of Variety’s “110 Students to Watch.”
His work has been developed at Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard Theater, Clubbed Thumb, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Cape Cod Theater Project, The New Group, EST/Youngblood, The Bushwick Starr, Theater Masters, Alliance Theatre/Kendeda, Tofte Lake Center, Calliope, 100W Corsicana, Two Headed Rep and White Heron. His play The Mongoose was an L.A. Times Critic’s Pick and winner of the 2017 Stage Raw Theatre Award for Best Playwriting.
He's been featured in The New York Times, Brooklyn Rail, 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, Neutrons Protons, Snow Monkey, and more.
He's the former Writing & Research Assistant for Young Jean Lee.
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.
AGENTS | ICM Partners
THEATER | Di Glazer + Sam Barickman | email@example.com + firstname.lastname@example.org
TV | Zach Carlisle | email@example.com
FILM | Viviane Telio + Will Watkins | firstname.lastname@example.org + email@example.com
MANAGEMENT | Odenkirk-Provissiero
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.