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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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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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CANADIAN STAGE

It’s been quite a season thus far-lots of traveling, performing, teaching and developing new work. In the past six months I’ve gone to Miami twice, Pennsylvania three times, New York City (performance @ Lincoln Center), Dallas, a 5 week stint in Los Angeles, England and Turkmenistan. Next up, I’ll be making my debut in Canada as […]

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IN TURKMENISTAN

I have returned from the most incredible adventure! Just getting there was an experience in itself. New York to Germany to Istanbul to Ashgabat, the country’s capital city. The people live differently than we do. It made me really value the freedom we have in this country. Of course over there there is no crime […]

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CONCERT IN TURKMENISTAN (VIDEO)

This is a three-minute trailer the US Embassy in Turkmenistan put together. Thanks and enjoy! Watch Video Here

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WILL POWER GRABS COVETED 2010 MEADOWS PRIZE!

So excited about this one.  Click here for details, and we’ll see you down south! The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University has selected two recipients for the second annual 2010 Meadows Prize arts residency: playwright and performer Will Power and choreographer Shen Wei. Inaugurated in October 2009, the Meadows Prize is presented each […]

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Will Power Gets Position At Princeton University

Through Toni Morrison’s Atelier Program, I’ll be teaching a course this Fall entitled “Dramatizing History:Playwriting, Music Theater, Performance.” Joining me as co-instructor will be  musical wizard and good friend Justin Ellington, who I’ve collaborated with on the last three plays(Fetch Clay, Make Man, Five Fingers of Funk, and The Seven).  Over the course of developing […]

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