Samuel Brett Williams

Samuel Brett Williams’ plays have been developed and/or produced at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Cherry Lane Theatre, Ars Nova, New York Theatre Workshop, Naked Angels, the Lark, the Kennedy Center, Yale University, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Magic Theatre, WordBRIDGE, New Orleans Theatre Experiment, and the Joseph Beuys Theater in Moscow, Russia. He has received residencies and/or commissions from P73 Productions, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, the National Theater Institute, and the National New Play Network. Brett is published by Playscripts, Northwestern Press, and Best New American Plays (2005, 2009). Brett is a past winner of the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award (other winners include: Sarah Ruhl, Adam Rapp, and Annie Baker). Last year, his play, The Revival, was produced by Project Y Theatre Company, and it was nominated for seven New York Innovative Theatre Awards. The play was then optioned for film by Naked Faith Entertainment, and Brett was hired to write the screenplay. Recently, his play, The Woodpecker, ran for two months in Los Angeles at Mutineer Theatre Company, where it was a Backstage Critic’s Pick. It will be produced again in April of 2012 in Chicago at XIII Pocket (Steppenwolf’s resident company). Currently, Brett is developing an original pilot (with Ryan O’Nan) for 26 Keys Productions (The Unusuals and My Generation).

Watch an interview with Samuel Brett Williams and Director Michole Biancosino as they discuss working on The Revival.