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Will Davis

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.

Queering The Room
Essay

Queering The Room

Some Beginning Notions For A Queer Directing Practice

24 October 2014

Director Will Davis shares his experience navigating theatre spaces as a queer person.

How Do We Make It? Directors and the New Theater Landscape
Essay

How Do We Make It? Directors and the New Theater Landscape

23 March 2014

Michael Rau and Will Davis share different approaches to make collaboration work in theatre-making.

Making Room for the New Work Director
Essay

Making Room for the New Work Director

24 December 2012

In this meditation, Will Davis argues for more opportunities and artistic programs dedicated to up-and-coming directors.