Will Davis is a director and choreographer focused on physically adventurous new work and the newly appointed artistic director of American Theater Company. Recent projects include Evita (Olney Theatre Center), Men On Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus (Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks), Orange Julius by Basil Kreimendahl, Mike Iveson’s Sorry Robot (PS122’s COIL Festival), and Colossal by Andrew Hinderaker (Mixed Blood Theatre and Olney Theatre Center, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Direction). Davis has developed, directed, and performed his work with NYTW, Clubbed Thumb, New Museum, Olney Theatre Center, Alliance Theatre, Playwrights Realm, Fusebox Festival, New Harmony Project, Orchard Project, The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, Performance Studies International at Stanford University, and the Kennedy Center. He is an alum of the Soho Rep. Writer/Director Lab, the NYTW 2050 Directing Fellowship, and the BAX (Brooklyn Art Exchange) artist in residence program. He holds a BFA in Theatre Studies from DePaul University and an MFA in Directing from UT Austin.
✮✮✮✮ A thrilling, gender-flipped slice of manifest destiny.—David Cote, Time Out New York |Read Full Article
OFF-THE-CANYON-WALLS FUNNY. Paddle or portage your own boat to the theater—but get there!—Marilyn Stasio, Variety |Read Full Article
You will surely want to spend time with the hearty title characters of ‘Men On Boats.’ A rollicking history pageant, Backhaus’s lively script is brought to infectiously vivid life under Will Davis’s highly ingenious direction.—Ben Brantley, The New York Times |Read Full Article