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Will MacAdams

Will MacAdams is a playwright, director, and performer and has worked in theatre in South Africa, Indonesia, Brazil, and across the US.  Past projects include: a series of four plays in farming communities in upstate NY (for the Warwick Summer Arts Festival), and California Central Valley (for Cornerstone Theater Company) as well as devised plays about racism and youth/police relations, in partnership with the New Haven Police Academy and young theatre artists. He is a former Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at Hampshire College, where he partnered with students to create plays inspired by personal stories of economic class.

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Gasping Whiteness and New Play Development Inspired by Community Organizing
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Gasping Whiteness and New Play Development Inspired by Community Organizing

25 February 2020

Through the lens of developing his show Gasping Whiteness, Will MacAdams talks about the value of creating theatre in partnership with community organizers.

Hampshire College’s Notes On Race And Casting
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Hampshire College’s Notes On Race And Casting

6 January 2016

A document used by Hampshire College in directing classes, senior seminars, and student-led season planning to further discussions about race and casting.