William Duell’s first produced play, The Journey, a forty-minute drama, was produced in 2009 at American Theatre of Actors in Manhattan by James Jennings, President and Artistic Director of ATA, and was a finalist for the Arts and Letters Prize in Drama. Duell’s plays have been produced and workshopped across the U.S. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America and its Houston Regional Representative, a board member of Wordsmyth Theater Co., which promotes new works by playwrights from around the world, and is an advisory board member of Fade to Black, Houston’s first and only national play festival to showcase the new works of African-American playwrights.