Director Will Davis shares his experience navigating theatre spaces as a queer person.
Will Davis is a director and theatermaker focused on physically adventurous new and devised work. Will has developed, directed and performed his work with New York Theatre Workshop and the 2050 Fellowship, Clubbed Thumb, The COIL festival, The New Museum, The Olney Theatre Center, The Alliance Theatre, The Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), The Soho Rep. Writer/Director Lab,The Lark Play Development Center, The Fusebox Festival, Salvage Vanguard Theater, The New Harmony Project, The Orchard Project, The Duplicates, The Gift Theatre, Red Tape Theatre, Performance Studies International at Stanford University, The Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights Workshop, and Fordham University. As part of the NNPN Rolling world premiere, Will is thrilled to direct two productions of COLOSSAL for the Olney Theatre Center and Mixed Blood Theatre. Additionally, Will dances with The Ballez, a Brooklyn based queer ballet company, and holds a BFA in Theater Studies from DePaul University and an MFA in Directing from UT Austin.
Michael Rau and Will Davis share different approaches to make collaboration work in theatre-making.
In this meditation, Will Davis argues for more opportunities and artistic programs dedicated to up-and-coming directors.