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William Bivins

Playwright

bill [at] williambivins.com

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 2014 PlayGround Fellowship. Includes a commission for a full-length play. April, 2014.
  • Playground's 2013 Emerging Playwright Award. April, 2013.
  • The 2012 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award Nomination for Original Script, for The Education of a Rake. March, 2013.
  • The 2009 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award 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.
  • Finalist, Heideman Award, National Ten-Minute Play Contest, for September 12. 2003.

FULL-LENGTH PLAY PRODUCTIONS

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.

Ransom, Texas. (Drama.) Winner of Pacific Repertory's Hyperion Project Original Play Competition. Workshop production at Pacific Repertory Theatre, Carmel, CA, November, 2010; produced by Pacific Repertory; directed by Ken Kelleher.

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. Scheduled to receive second production at Inner Mission SF, San Francisco, May, 2013; produced by Mad Cap Productions.

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. Second production at Off-Market Theaters, San Francisco, CA, November, 2009; produced by Original Sin Productions and PianoFight; directed by Christy Crowley.

OTHER WORKS

Remaking Pussycat. (Full-length play, comedy.) Commissioned by SF Playhouse, San Francisco, CA, September, 2010; received two developmental readings at the SF Playhouse in 2011; currently under consideration for SF Playhouse's 2012-13 Sandbox season.

Rio Sangre. (Full-length screenplay, western.) Co-written with Ken Karn. Currently under option with ASL Management, New York.

Hold Your Peace. (Short play, comedy.) First production at Roughin' It, a site-specific play festival at Tomales Bay Oyster Company, Point Reyes, CA, August, 2011; produced by PianoFight; directed by Christy Crowley.

The Feast of the Newborn Child. (Short play, comedy.) First production at Off-Market Theaters, San Francisco, May, 2010; produced by PianoFight as part of ShortLived 3.0; directed by Rob Ready.

Altered Landscape. (Short play, drama.) First production at Boxcar Theatre, San Francisco, March, 2010; produced by Three Wise Monkeys as part of the Bay One Acts Festival; directed by Claire Zawa.

Grunion Run. (Short play, comedy.) Winner of ShortLived 2.0. First production at Off-Market Theaters, San Francisco, May, 2009; produced by PianoFight as part of ShortLived 2.0; directed by Christy Crowley.

Myopic Viscosity. (Short play, comedy.) First production at the San Francisco Fringe Festival (Exit Theatre), San Francisco, September, 2006; produced by Brookside Repertory; directed by Chela Noto.

The Rose. (Short film, comedy.) Winner of Rochester International Film Festival's Shoestring Award and Palo Alto Film Festival's Merit Award, 1989.

WORKSHOPS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Playground Writers Pool, since 2012.

The Monday Night Playwrights Group, since 2008.

The Dramatists Guild, since 2007.

Will Dunne Dramatic Writing Workshop, since 2001.

EDUCATION

BA, Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

WEBSITE

www.williambivins.com