Gwydion Suilebhan is a DC-based playwright and theater commentator. The author of Reals, The Butcher, Hot & Cold, Abstract Nude, The Constellation, Let X, The Faithkiller, Cracked, and The Great Dismal, Gwydion serves as DC’s representative for the Dramatists Guild. His work has been commissioned, produced, developed, and read by Centerstage, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the National New Play Network, Forum Theatre, Theater J, Active Cultures, Theater Alliance, Source Theater Festival, and HotCity Theatre, among others. A founding member of The Welders, a DC-based playwrights collective, Gwydion has received two Individual Artist Fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and in 2009 he was a finalist for Outstanding Emerging Artist at the DC Mayor’s Arts Awards. In 2012, he joined the Board of Governors for theatreWashington.
In addition to his work as a playwright, Gwydion lectures and writes widely on the intersection between theater, the arts, and technology. Recent and forthcoming speaking engagements include South by Southwest, the Dramatists Guild National Conference, TEDxMichiganAve, TEDxWDC, and the Ethical Society. His commentary appears regularly on HowlRound, 2am Theatre, The Dramatist, Stage Directions, and at www.suilebhan.com. He has consulted on arts and technology projects for the Playwrights Center, and the Dramatists Guild, among other organizations. He is currently serving as the director of the New Play Exchange for the National New Play Network.