Who Are the Playwrights

Brian Watkins

Resident Playwright

2016 — 2025

Brian Watkins most recent play Epiphany premiered at Lincoln Center Theater where it received five Lucille Lortel Nominations and an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best New Play. His television series Outer Range can be seen on Amazon Prime Video, for which he served as creator, showrunner, and executive producer. Other plays include WyomingEvergreensInto The Earth With You (upcoming: Buffalo Theatre Ensemble), My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer (upcoming: Teatro dei Fabbri in Trieste, Italy), and High Plains among others. His plays have been produced internationally by Druid Theatre at the Galway International Arts Festival under the direction of Garry Hynes, at The Flea Theatre and Lesser America under the direction of Danya Taymor, as well as at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Juilliard School, Campania Teatro Festival in Italy, Edinburgh Fringe, Creede Repertory, and more. He is under commission from Lincoln Center Theater and the Denver Center Theatre Company. He is a former Juilliard Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellow and a current New Dramatists resident playwright. Currently, Watkins is writing original screenplays for Warner Bros and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin.