Will Arbery is a playwright, TV/film writer, and filmmaker from Texas + Wyoming + seven sisters.

PlaysCorsicana (Playwrights Horizons) // Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Playwrights Horizons) // Plano (Clubbed Thumb) //  Evanston Salt Costs Climbing (The New Group 2022New Neighborhood 2018) // Wheelchair (3 Hole Press) // You Hateful Things (development at The PublicSPACE on Ryder Farm, and NYTW Dartmouth Residency). He’s currently under commission from AudibleMTC, and Playwrights Horizons.

TV/Film: Developing TV series with A24/HBO, Littlefield Co./Touchstone, Endeavor Content, and Hulu. Film projects with BBC Films/A24, Animal Kingdom, and Sight Unseen. Writer on “Succession” (HBO).

Awards: Pulitzer Prize Finalist (Heroes of the Fourth Turning), Whiting Award for DramaObie Award for Playwriting (Heroes of the Fourth Turning), New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play (Heroes of the Fourth Turning), Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play (Heroes of the Fourth Turning), Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Playwriting Award (Heroes of the Fourth Turning), Tow Foundation GrantEdes Prize for Emerging Artists, and Stage Raw Award for Best Playwriting (The Mongoose).

Member/alumNew DramatistsP73’s I-73EST/YoungbloodThe Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder FarmClubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers GroupColt Coeur.

Features/interviews/podcastsThe New York Times (for Corsicana), The New York Times (for Heroes 1), The New York Times (for Heroes 2), The Paris Review (for Corsicana), The Paris Review (for Whiting Award), The Paris Review (for Plano), BOMB MagazineVoxPoliticoAmerican Theatre, Brooklyn RailNPRVanity FairOn PointUpstage LeftKnow Your EnemyMUSEUMThe SubtextAmerica MagazineHowlRoundDallas Morning NewsTexas MonthlyWyoming Public MediaThe Brian Lehrer ShowPatheosJesuiticalThe Antenna Method, and The Wicked Stage. While in grad school, he was named one of Variety’s “110 Students to Watch.”

Dance workSteppenwolfPioneer WorksThe Watermill Center, and MCA Chicago, Featured on Desus & Mero and Creators Project.

Education: ​​MFA in Writing for the Screen + Stage from Northwestern University. BA in English & Drama from Kenyon College.


Theater: John MacGregor | john.macgregor@caa.com

Film: Sue Carls | sue.carls@caa.com

TV: Angela Dallas | angela.dallas@caa.com

MANAGEMENT | Odenkirk-Provissiero

Manager: Eva Dickerman | eva@op-ent.com