Will Arbery

Will Arbery is a writer, filmmaker, and theater artist who is working towards an MFA in Writing for the Stage and Screen at Northwestern University. His plays include: The Logic (Samuel French OOB Festival winner, Theater Masters, Teatro Vista),You’re Sadder Than You Realize (Dixon Place), Yield, Bitch! (Communal Spaces), The Dust Veil of 536 A.D. (#serials@theflea), Bleak (Tiny Rhino's Greatest Hits), How Kim Sa-Rang Got Her Name (Hearth Gods), and Six Windows Presents A Hero of Our Time with Calliope Theatre Company. His play We Were Nothing! was produced by Poison Apple Initiative in Austin, and site-specifically in New York (TDF Stages feature, Flavorpill Editor's Pick). His writing has been published by Better: Culture and Lit, Word Riot, decomP, The Awl, The New Professional, and D Magazine. He’s also a collaborator with boomerang dance. He grew up in Dallas, TX, the only boy with seven sisters.


Blognews, trends, insights

  • Committed to Not Knowing: Lessons from BOOMERANG
    Playwright Will Arbery shares his experience working with BOOMERANG Dance Company and how movement informs his writing process.
  • Miranda Wright and Practicing Performance in Los Angeles
    Miranda Wright doesn’t want to be pegged – not yet. The theatrical environment that she’s creating is both local and global—theater for a world that is simultaneously more connected and isolated, more expansive, more community-oriented, more lonely. More than anything, she’s concerned with the present moment.