William Missouri Downs
William Missouri Downs has won two Rolling Premieres from the National New Play Network (The Exit Interview and Women Playing Hamlet). He has also won numerous playwriting awards and twice been a finalist at the Eugene O'Neill. Samuel French, Playscripts, and Heuer Publishing have published his plays. Orlando Shakespeare Theater, InterAct Theatre Company in Philadelphia, San Diego Repertory Theatre, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, Detroit Repertory Theatre, the International Theatre Festival in Israel, the New York City Fringe Festival, the stadtTheater walfischgasse in Austria and the Durban Performing Arts Center in South Africa are a few of the 150 theatres that have produced his plays. In Hollywood he served as a staff and freelance writer on several NBC television shows.