Author Archives: Will Power

2017 HOPE AWARD NOMINATION

  Wow! Last week I was surprised to learn that I was nominated for the prestigious Hope Professor of the Year Award at SMU! I was at the banquet but didn’t know I was an honoree!( damn glad I showed up, would’ve been embarrassed if I didn’t). Only a handful of faculty are nominated per […]

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IN THESE TIMES, IN PROGRESS

Last week worked on three new pieces-an exploration or a young Malcolm X with Arts Emerson and The Alliance Theater, a socio-political-gospel musical called Wade in the Water with Center Theater Group and possibly Dallas Theater Center, and a third new piece don’t know who I’m going to partner with but started writing that one […]

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2016 Doris Duke Artist Award

SOME GREAT NEWS, I HAVE BEEN GIVEN A 2016 DORIS DUKE ARTIST AWARD!   The 2016 Artists are:  Kyle Abraham (Dance), Sharon Bridgforth (Theatre), DaveDouglas (Jazz),Faye Driscoll (Dance), Janie Geiser (Theatre), MiguelGutierrez (Dance), Fred Hersch (Jazz), Wayne Horvitz (Jazz), Taylor Mac (Theatre),Dianne McIntyre (Dance), Jason Moran (Jazz), Mark Morris (Dance), Lynn Nottage(Theatre), Thaddeus Phillips (Theatre), Will Power (Theatre), Aparna Ramaswamy (Dance), Matana Roberts […]

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Fetch Clay, Make Man Published

My play, Fetch Clay, Make Man has just been released domestically and internationally on Overlook Press. Purchase book here:

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Mellon Foundation Residency Renewed!

    I am honored to received a renewal on the Andrew W. Mellon Residency at the Dallas Theater Center.  The renewal will allow me to create more plays and musicals, continue to initiate programs and initiatives, and further engage the communities that reside in Dallas, Texas.  In the first three years I was able […]

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Steel Hammer Opens at BAM Tonight

Steel Hammer opens tonight at BAM. I am honored to be a collaborator on this amazing project. Flying into NY tomorrow to see it. Hope to see yall there!   Check preview articles here: American Theatre Magazine  Howlround New Yorker

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The ATL

Always happy to spend time in Atlanta, where culture is king-where else can you get vegan soulfood and raw southern cuisine that taste heck good?  (Ok maybe in Brooklyn too).  By chance two of my works where being produced and performed at the same time-my Play Fetch Clay, Make Man at True Colors, and at […]

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STEEL HAMMER WITH SITI COMPANY

I am thrilled to  be a part of this very special collaboration.  Steel Hammer, a mythological, fantastical deconstruction of the tale of John Henry, is being created by Ann Bogart and SITI Company, the Bang on the Can Orchestra, and four playwrights-Carl Hancock Rux, Kia Corthron, Regina Taylor and me.  The piece premiered to sold […]

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The Power Of Stagger Lee

    Check the one-hour interview with KERA’s Krys Boyd Here  

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KERA on STAGGER LEE

Wow, this is the most comprehensive documentation of one of my works that has ever occurred.  Check out the link below, there are radio pieces, in-depth video interviews, and some amazing footage of the developmental process of our musical Stagger Lee.  Part 3 comes out soon.  When you’re in it, it’s hard to think about […]

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