Brian Watkins

Resident Playwright

2016 -- 2023

Brian Watkins is a Juilliard Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellow and a New Dramatists resident playwright. His latest play Epiphany will premiere in 2019 with the iconic Druid Theatre under the direction of Garry Hynes. Other plays include Wyoming (Druid, Lesser America), Into The Earth With You, Evergreens (Juilliard), A Scavenge (Williamstown), My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer (The Flea; NYTimes and TimeOut NY Critics' Pick), and High Plains (Underbelly Edinburgh). His work has been seen and developed at Atlantic Theater Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Druid Theatre, Labyrinth Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Flea Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Intar, and Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, among others. Watkins is the recipient of a Jerome Foundation/Tofte Lake Emerging Artist Fellowship, a Stavis Playwriting Award nominee, a Sundance Lab finalist, an O'Neill National Playwrights Conference finalist, a recipient of the John Osborne Award for the Performing Arts, and a Heideman Award finalist. He is under commission from the Denver Center Theatre Company. Watkins is the creator and executive producer of the TV series Outer Range, currently in development with Amazon Studios.

ND Activity
  • Creativity Fund

    Creativity Fund

    The Creativity Fund blends the flexibility of a one-day play reading with the intensive focus of a two-week workshop, providing ten to fifteen playwrights per year the opportunity to program three to five day workshops on an ad hoc basis. Creativity Fund workshops are structured according to each writer's needs at any stage of development and are funded through a lead grant from the Andew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Writers' Executive Committee

    Writers' Executive Committee

    The Writers' Executive Committee is a voluntary grouping of resident playwrights who meet throughout the year to discuss and make decisions concerning the work of New Dramatists and to help guide the organization.

Contact Info

Representation:
ICM Partners
Ross Weiner (Theatre)
212.556.5798

Niki Montazaran (Film)
310.550.4105

Pete Stone (TV)
310.550.4482

Manager:
Benjamin Blake, Heroes & Villains Ent.
323.850.2990

Personal:
brianwatkins3@gmail.com

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