Will Arbery is a playwright, TV/film writer, and filmmaker from Texas + Wyoming + seven sisters.
Plays: Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Playwrights Horizons) // Plano (Clubbed Thumb) // Evanston Salt Costs Climbing (New Neighborhood) // Corsicana (development at Playwrights Horizons & Ojai Playwrights Conference) // Wheelchair (3 Hole Press) // You Hateful Things (development at The Public, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and NYTW Dartmouth Residency). He’s currently under commission from Audible, MTC, and Playwrights Horizons.
TV/Film: Developing TV series with A24/HBO, as well as Littlefield Co./Touchstone. Film projects with BBC Films/A24, Animal Kingdom, and Sight Unseen. Consultant on “Succession” (HBO).
Features/interviews/podcasts: The New York Times, The Paris Review (for Whiting Award), The Paris Review (for Plano), Vox, American Theatre, Brooklyn Rail, NPR, Vanity Fair, On Point, Upstage Left, Know Your Enemy, MUSEUM, The Subtext, America Magazine, HowlRound, Dallas Morning News, Wyoming Public Media, The Brian Lehrer Show, Patheos, and The Wicked Stage. While in grad school, he was named one of Variety’s “110 Students to Watch.”
Dance work: Steppenwolf, Pioneer Works, The Watermill Center, and MCA Chicago, Featured on Desus & Mero and Creators Project.Education: MFA in Writing for the Screen + Stage from Northwestern University. BA in English & Drama from Kenyon College.