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Douglas Williams


BSR Contributor Since August 8, 2017

Douglas Williams is the Playwright-In-Residence at Azuka Theatre and a co-founder of Philadelphia's playwrights producing collective Orbiter 3. His most recent play was Shitheads, produced at Azuka Theatre in March, 2017.

Douglas Williams is a playwright based in Philadelphia. Williams is the Playwright-In-Residence at Azuka Theatre and a co-founder of the acclaimed playwrights-producing collective Orbiter 3, His plays include Moon Cave (Azuka Theatre), Breathe Smoke (The Painted Bride and Orbiter 3) and Shitheads (Azuka Theatre). Williams has had two plays developed at PlayPenn (Moon Cave, Shitheads), he was a finalist for the Lark’s Playwrights Week, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and InterAct’s 20/20 Commission. His plays have also been developed at Bristol Riverside Theatre, New York Theatre Experiment, Act II Playhouse, Distilled Theatre Company, and the Philadelphia New Play Initiative. Williams’s experimental and collaborative work has been produced in the SoLow Fest (Four’s the Floor, Solstice) and the FringeArts Festival (Holly’s Dead Soldiers, Safe Space). Playwright Sam Shepard presented him with the Silver Award from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Williams is a former member of the Foundry, a lab for new plays, and a company member of the Apocalypse Club. He is a graduate of Temple University.

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Records, like many people, were made to be broken. (Illustration for BSR by Hannah Kaplan.)

BSR Scripts and Sips: Douglas Williams's 'SHIP'

'SHIP' of fools

The fifth in BSR's "Scripts and Sips" series is Douglas Williams's comedy 'SHIP.' Sure, it's about the breaking of world records, but it's also about leaving behind something that lasts. Or, at least, trying to.
Douglas Williams Illustration by Hannah Kaplan

Douglas Williamsand Illustration by Hannah Kaplan

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