Will Davis is a director and choreographer focused on physically adventurous new work. Recent projects include Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus for Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks, and a remounted version of that production for Playwrights Horizons. Orange Julius by Basil Kreimendahl, Mike Iveson’s Sorry Robot for PS122’s COIL Festival and two productions of Colossal, by Andrew Hinderaker for Mixed Blood Theater and the Olney Theatre Center, for which he won a Helen Hayes award for outstanding direction.
Will has developed, directed, and performed his work with New York Theatre Workshop, Clubbed Thumb, the New Museum, the Olney Theatre Center, the Alliance Theatre, the Playwright's Realm, the Fusebox Festival, New Harmony Project, the Orchard Project, the Ground Floor Residency at Berkeley Rep, Performance Studies International at Stanford University, and the Kennedy Center.
Will is an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and the NYTW 2050 Directing Fellowship, Will is currently an artist in residence at BAX (Brooklyn Art Exchange) where he is developing a new work inspired by William Inge's PICNIC. Will holds a BFA in Theatre Studies from DePaul University and an MFA in Directing from UT Austin.