Will Davis

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.


More Reviews


In Process: Jaclyn Backhaus

Playwright Jaclyn Backhaus chats with us about the shortcomings of mainstream storytelling, and how plays like ‘Men On Boats’ can change that narrative.


On Collaborating

Adam Greenfield (Playwrights Associate Artistic Director) and Maria Striar (Clubbed Thumb Producing Artistic Director) discuss their mutual love for Jaclyn Backhaus, how they came to discover ‘Men On Boats,’ and the unique partnership between our theaters.