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Will Power
Lecturer, Playwrighting/Devised Theatre
B.A., San Francisco State University

Will Power

Will Power is an award-winning playwright and performer. His two-act, Fetch Clay, Make Man, had its world premiere at the McCarter Theatre Center in 2010 (Upcoming New York run 2012). Power’s adaptation of the Greek tragedy Seven Against Thebes, retitled The Seven, enjoyed a successful Off-Broadway run at the New York Theater Workshop, and called everything from “brilliant” (The Village Voice), to exhilarating (USA Today), to “a spectacular offering to the theater Gods” (Time Out New York). Will Power’s acclaimed solo show “Flow,” has been described as “astounding” (Curtain Up) and “theater with the refreshing aroma of originality” (New York Times).

Power’s numerous awards include a USA Prudential Fellowship, a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, the TCG Peter Zeisler Memorial Award, a Jury Award for Best Theatre Performance at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, a Drama Desk Award nomination, and the Trailblazer Award from The National Black Theater Network.

Will has had the privilege of working with some of the great theatre luminaries of the 20th and 21st century, including Des McAnuff, Emily Mann, Danny Hoch and Bill T. Jones, and his plays and performances have been seen in some of the world’s greatest venues including Lincoln Center (New York), The Sydney Opera House (Australia), The Battersea Arts Centre (London), Royce Hall (Los Angeles), and many others. Power’s numerous film and television appearances include The Steven Colbert Report (Comedy Central), Drylongso (Sundance Film Festival), and Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason (PBS).


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