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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.

Committed to Not Knowing
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Committed to Not Knowing

Lessons from BOOMERANG

15 April 2016

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
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Miranda Wright and Practicing Performance in Los Angeles

4 September 2014

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.