Will Arbery Playwright


Will Arbery is a playwright from Texas + Wyoming + seven sisters. 

His play CORSICANA will be having its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in the summer of 2022 in a production to be directed by Sam Gold.

His play Heroes of the Fourth Turning premiered at Playwrights Horizons in Fall 2019 and was a Finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of numerous awards, including the 2020 Obie Award for Playwriting, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play and the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Playwriting Award. Arbery also won the Whiting Award for Drama in 2020. 

In addition to Evanston Salt Costs Climbing, Heroes of the Fourth Turning and Corsicana, Will’s other plays include: Plano (Clubbed Thumb), You Hateful Things (NYTW Dartmouth Residency), and Wheelchair (3 Hole Press). He’s currently under commission from Playwrights Horizons, MTC, and Audible. He’s a member/alum of New Dramatists, The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm, Page 73’s Interstate 73, Colt Coeur, Youngblood, and Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers Group. His plays have been developed at Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Horizons, NYTW, The Vineyard, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Cape Cod Theater Project, The New Group, EST/Youngblood, The Bushwick Starr, Alliance/Kendeda, and Tofte Lake Center. 

In television, he is a writer on HBO’s Succession.