Discipline: Literature – fiction

Bailey Williams

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Bailey Williams is writer of plays and fiction. Her most recent play I thought I would die but I didn’t (dir. Sarah Blush) was produced at The Tank in a New Georges supported production. It was a Time Out New York Critic’s Pick. Her previous play Buffalo Bailey’s Ranch for Gay Horses, Troubled Teen Girls and Other: a 90 Minute Timeshare Presentation premiered with the Exponential Festival in January 2018. She has received residencies at Barn Arts, Drop Forge & Tool, and La MaMa Umbria. She has a B.F.A. from NYU and an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College.

In residence, Williams edited her first novel and completed a play currently titled In the Basement. It is being developed with Clubbed Thumb's Early Career Writers Group. Williams is currently a member of Ars Nova's Play Group (2022-2023) and a recipient of New Georges' 2022 Audrey Residency with collaborator Emma Horwitz. Her commissioned play, Events, will premiere at the Brick with the Hearth Theater (dir. Sarah Blush) in December 2022.

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Coach Coach at Clubbed Thumb

When June 3 – 13, 2024
What Play
Who Bailey Williams
Where Wild Project
195 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009
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Bailey Williams worked in the Schelling studio.

Marian MacDowell funded construction of this studio the year that the organization was established and the first artists arrived for residency. It was called Bark Studio until 1933, when it was renamed in honor of Ernest Schelling, a composer, pianist, and orchestral leader who served as president of what was then called the Edward MacDowell…

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