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William Bivins




  • Resident Playwright, PlayGround. 2015-2016 Season.
  • PlayGround Fellowship. April, 2014. Included a commission to write the full-length play Scapegoat.
  • Playground’s Emerging Playwright Award, two-time recipient. April, 2013; April, 2014.
  • Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award winner for Original Script, for Pulp Scripture. May, 2010.
  • Pacific Repertory's Hyperion Project Original Play Competition, for Ransom, Texas. March, 2010.
  • Eight San Francisco Fringe Festival Awards: Best New Comedy, Best Box Office, six Sold Out Awards, for Pulp Scripture. September, 2009.


Scapegoat. (Drama.) First production at Potrero Stage, San Francisco, May, 2018. Commissioned by Playground, and co-produced by PlayGround and The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre; directed by Norman Gee.

Ransom, Texas. (Drama.) Winner of Pacific Repertory’s Hyperion Project Original Play Competition. First production at Pacific Repertory Theatre, Carmel, CA, November, 2010; produced by Pacific Repertory; directed by Ken Kelleher. Second production at Tides Theatre, San Francisco, October, 2014, and at Theatre Asylum, Los Angeles, January, 2015; produced by Virago Theatre Company; directed by Jon Tracy.

The Education of a Rake.(Drama.) First production at Berkeley City Club, Berkeley, August, 2012; commissioned and produced by Central Works; directed by Jan Zvaifler.

The Apotheosis of Pig Husbandry. (Drama.) First production at SF Playhouse, San Francisco, May, 2010; produced by SF Playhouse as part of its Sandbox Series of new works; directed by Bill English.

The Position. (Drama.) First production at Off-Market Theaters, San Francisco, February, 2010; commissioned and produced by PianoFight; directed by Christy Crowley. Second production at Theatre Asylum, Los Angeles, CA, October, 2010; produced by PianoFight LA; directed by June Lomena.

The Afterlife of the Mind. (Comedy.) First production at Ashby Stage, Berkeley, CA, October, 2009; produced by Virago Theatre Company; directed by Laura Lundy-Paine. Second production at Out North Theatre, Anchorage, AK, January, 2010; produced by TAO Productions; directed by Mike Daniels.

Pulp Scripture. (Comedy.) Winner of the 2009 BATCC Award for Original Script, and eight SF Fringe Awards. First production at the San Francisco Fringe Festival (Phoenix Theatre), San Francisco, September 2009; produced by Original Sin Productions; directed by Kimberly Richards.