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.
Member/alum: New Dramatists, P73's I-73, EST/Youngblood, The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm, Clubbed Thumb's Early Career Writers Group, Colt Coeur.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize Finalist (Heroes of the Fourth Turning), Whiting Award for Drama, 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), Tow Foundation Grant, and an Edes Prize for Emerging Artists. 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, and The Wicked Stage. While in grad school, he was named one of Variety’s “110 Students to Watch.”
Dance work: Steppenwolf, Pioneer Works, The Watermill Center, and MCA Chicago, Featured on Desus & Mero and Creators Project.
Education: MFA in Writing for the Screen + Stage from Northwestern University. BA in English & Drama from Kenyon College.