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Will Davis

Will Davis is a transgender director and choreographer focused on physically adventurous new work for the stage.
Off-Broadway credits include: Road Show (Encores! Off-Center); India Pale Ale (MTC); Bobbie Clearly (Roundabout Underground); Charm (MCC); Men on Boats (Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons—Lucille Lortel nomination); and Duat (Soho Rep). Regional credits include: The Swindlers (Baltimore Center Stage), Spamtown,USA (Children’s Theater Company); Everybody (Shakespeare Theater Company); A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Long Wharf Theatre); The Carpenter (The Alley Theatre); Colossal (Olney Theatre Center and Mixed Blood Theater—Helen Hayes award for best direction); Evita (Olney Theatre Center—Helen Hayes award nomination); and multiple productions for ATC in Chicago where Davis also served as artistic director. He is an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, the NYTW 2050 Directing Fellowship, the Brooklyn Art Exchange’s Artist in Residence program, and is currently a Princeton Arts Fellow.

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.