Will Arbery


Will Arbery is a playwright and filmmaker from Texas + Wyoming + seven sisters.

PlaysHeroes of the Fourth Turning (Playwrights Horizons) // Corsicana (Playwrights Horizons) // Evanston Salt Costs Climbing (The New Group) // Plano (Clubbed Thumb) //  Wheelchair (3 Hole Press) // You Hateful Things (NYTW Dartmouth Residency). He's currently under commission from MTC, Adventureland, and the Met Opera. 

Member/alumNew DramatistsP73's I-73EST/YoungbloodThe Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder FarmClubbed Thumb's Early Career Writers GroupColt Coeur.

Awards: Pulitzer Prize Finalist (Heroes of the Fourth Turning), WGA Award for Best Episodic Drama ("Living+," Succession), Whiting Award for DramaNew 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

TV/Film: Writer and Producer "Succession" (HBO). 

Features/interviews/podcastsThe New York TimesThe Paris Review (for Whiting Award), The Paris Review (for Plano), VoxAmerican Theatre, Brooklyn RailNPRVanity FairOn PointUpstage LeftKnow Your EnemyMUSEUMThe SubtextAmerica MagazineHowlRoundDallas Morning NewsWyoming Public MediaThe Brian Lehrer Show, and The Wicked Stage. While in grad school, he was named one of Variety’s “110 Students to Watch.”

Dance workSteppenwolfPioneer WorksThe 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.