Who Are the Playwrights

Will Arbery

Resident Playwright

2019 — 2026

Will Arbery is a playwright from Texas + Wyoming + seven sisters. Plano premiered at Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks in June 2018, and it was re-mounted to critical acclaim by Clubbed Thumb in April 2019 at the Connelly Theater. Heroes of the Fourth Turning will have its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in September 2019. Evanston Salt Costs Climbing premiered at New Neighborhood/White Heron in August 2018. Wheelchair is published by 3 Hole Press. He’s currently under commission from Playwrights Horizons and ShadowCatcher Entertainment. He’s an alum of The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm, a resident at Colt Coeur, a member of Interstate 73, a member of Youngblood, and an alum of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers Group. His plays have been developed at Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theater Workshop, The Vineyard, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Cape Cod Theater Project, The New Group, EST/Youngblood, The Bushwick Starr, Alliance/Kendeda, and Tofte Lake Center. Dance work: Pioneer Works, MCA Chicago, Watermill Center. MFA: Northwestern. BA: Kenyon College.