Author Archives: Will Power

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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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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Will Power Performs and Mentors Artists in Kyrgyzstan

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WILL POWER GOES TO SMU

It’s official!  I am headed to Southern Methodist University in the newly created position of Artist-In-Residence.  This is an incredible opportunity-the chance to create programming and be on the faculty and a top ranked undergrad and graduate theatre department, and be given a lot of flexibility in my schedule to continue to travel, write, and […]

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Keynote Address, Community Arts Education Conference

Last month I gave the keynote address at the National Guild’s Conference for Community Arts Education.  This was a gathering of artists and activists from around the nation who are passionate about engaging community.  It was like a family reunion, connecting with those that I haven’t seen in a while, and meeting new folks, all of […]

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