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About

Douglas Williams is a playwright based in Philadelphia.

Williams is the Playwright-In-Residence at Azuka Theatre and a co-founder of the acclaimed playwrights producing collective Orbiter 3. His play Shitheads (Azuka Theatre) was the winner of 4 Philadelphia Critics' Awards including Best New Play & Best Overall Production and was recommended for the Harold & Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award. Other plays include Moon Cave (Azuka Theatre) and Breathe Smoke (Orbiter 3).

Williams has had two plays developed at PlayPenn (Moon Cave, Shitheads). His play SHIP was developed at the Great Plains Theatre Conference and was named runner-up in ScreenCraft’s National New Play Award by playwrights David Lindsay-Abaire & Donald Margulies.

In 2018 he was in residence at SPACE on Ryder Farm and received a commission from Theatre Horizon. Williams’ experimental and collaborative work has been produced in the SoLow Fest (Four’s the FloorSolstice) and the FringeArts Festival (Bon Iver Fights A Bear, Holly’s Dead Soldiers, Safe Space). Playwright Sam Shepard presented him with the Silver Award from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.

Williams is a member of Azuka Theatre’s New Pages writers group, and a graduate of Temple University.