JASON WILLIAMSON, RESIDENT PLAYWRIGHT
Jason Williamson is the Resident Playwright of Dramatic Adventure, who recently commissioned and produced his play A Girl without Wings. The play—called “poignant” by the NY Times—was co-produced by IATI Theater and received a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation. The piece was inspired by time spent in Quechuan villages in the Andes, during DAT’s ACTion: Ecuador. Jason is currently working on a new commission from DAT to write a play that reflects the lives of the Roma people of Slovakia. Jason is also the resident playwright of Exit, Pursued by a Bear, who recently produced Lesser Mercies and Greater Angels, the first two chapters of a trilogy of plays chronicling the Civil War. Jason’s work has been produced or developed at the Kennedy Center, the Flea Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, the NY Public Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Abingdon Theatre Company, Stanford Summer Theatre, Drama League, JACK, Stillwater Theatre Company, Speaking Ring Theatre Company, and the NY Fringe Festival. He has been a finalist for both the O’Neill Conference and the Heideman Award, as well as a two-time finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. He won the North Carolina Theatre Conference New Play Award, and both the Dramatists Guild and the Shubert Foundation have granted him fellowships. Jason received his MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon. He recently married DAT’s own Christen Madrazo; they reside in NYC with Olive and Lina, their roommates of the feline persuasion.