Author Archives: Will Power

A CONVERSATION WITH PAULA VOGEL, TEO CASTELLANOS, AND WILL POWER

Fellow playwrights Paula Vogel, Teo Castellanos, and myself sat down with Polly Carl to discuss my decision to boycott Florida, the Trayvon Martin case, and the complicated role of the Artist Activist in the 21st Century. Read on and  join in on the conversation @ Howlround.com Here: a-conversation-with-paula-vogel-teo-castellanos-and-will-power

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WHY I WON’T PLAY FLORIDA (AN OPEN LETTER)

Dear Nick Conroy, Thank you for your invitation to participate in a three-week engagement at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna, Florida.  I was initially thrilled to come. As you explained it to me, the nature of the work I’d be doing at the Center-blending presentation with teaching the craft of playmaking […]

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FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN

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TEDx

Just released-my presentation at the TEDx Conference last year. Here it is!

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Blessing The Boats: The Remix

Brother Sekou Sundiata was a phenomenal Harlem poet, playwright, composer, and educator who touched the lives of many through his works and his life. 4 months of poetry, music, and the remounting of his poetic dramas will be going down from now to October. I am thankful to be a part of “blessing the boats: […]

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NEW YORK PREMIERE ANNOUNCED

This fall, we will bring my play “Fetch Clay, Make Man” to New York for it’s  premiere.  The drama explores the true but little known friendship between a young Muhammad Ali and old school screen actor Stepin Fetchit.  For more info, see the announcement in the New York Times here. Will Power

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D Magazine Article

It was such a joy to work with these amazing playwrights-the finalists in the 11th annual TECO Competition.  I’m looking forward to future opportunities to mentor writers and help foster platforms for new plays to be seean and heard. Will Power See Article Here:

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Will Power Becomes Playwright in Residence @ Dallas Theatre Center

Wanted to share the news with everyone-I have just received an amazing grant from the Mellon Foundation, and now am the Playwright in Residence/Senior Staff for The Dallas Theatre Center. Three years of learning and influencing artistic policy, three full productions of 3 of my works including a world premiere, and the opportunity to engage […]

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HUFFINGTON POST REVIEW: CALIBAN RETURN

VIEW THE REVIEW HERE

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(Untitled)

Yes!  Here it is, the finished audio and accompanying video for  “Caliban Return.”  It is a piece I created with the always amazing Justin Ellington, in which we take Shakespeare’s text and fuse the rhythms of the iambs with the contemporary meter of hip hop. Check out the film on its development here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1B_HLJsVQM&feature=player_embedded. And the […]

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