Tag 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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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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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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Stagger Lee is Coming!

We are deep in rehearsals for Stagger Lee, the latest and to this date most epic project I’ve created.  I will post more info as the days role on.  It’s a true blessing to explore this piece with such an amazing collaborative team! Below is a video that was recorded several years ago as we were just […]

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Will Power…BAM!

I want to humbly thank all the amazing young people that jammed into the Harvey theatre this morning and yesterday morning.  Your enthusiasm is inspirational!  It has been quite an honor to be a part of this show,  it has allowed me to explore my roots, reconnect with old friends (what up Toni B. and […]

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Steel Hammer World Premiere

I am just now finding a moment to reflect on the experience I recently had in Louisville working on Steel Hammer with Anne Bogart, SITI Company and three fellow playwrights Regina Taylor, Kia Corthron, and Carl Hancock Rux.  Wow what an experience!  I am in complete awe and wonder at the power of an ensemble […]

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Reflections on Blessing The Boats: The Remix

As I sit here in my hotel room, on the morning of the last performance of “Blessing the Boats: The Remix,” I can’t help to think back on this experience, and how much it has moved me to be a part of it. It was 18 months ago when I got a call about being […]

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