Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2008 Playwright in Residence has World Premiere

Playwrights Theatre 's 2008 playwright-in-residence, Samuel Brett Williams, will have the world premiere of his play "The Woodpecker" at Mutineer Theatre Company in Los Angeles on March 5, 2011. The show will run through April 3, 2011.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays at 7:00pm. Ticket prices are $20.00 for all performances. Tickets are available online at or by calling 1-323-871-5826.

Samuel Brett Williams hails from Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he was raised by strict Southern Baptist parents. His plays use Arkansas as a background to explore issues of global importance-religion, racism, war, and family. Williams received his B.A. in English and Political Science from Ouachita Baptist University and his M.F.A. in Playwriting from Rutgers University, where he studied with Lee Blessing. His plays have been produced at Cherry Lane Theatre, Ars Nova, Project Y Theatre Company, Mile Square Theatre, XIII Pocket, Readers Theatre Repertory, District of Columbia Arts Center, and New Orleans Theatre Experiment. Brett received commissions from the National New Play Network and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, where he was the resident playwright in 2008, and is a past winner of the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award.

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