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Legacy Residency: Emily Feldman & Will Davis

Emily Feldman is a 2018 Writer in Residence whose work has been developed by the Playwrights’ Center, Colt Coeur, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Magic Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, The Playwrights Realm, JAW at Portland Center Stage, Cape Cod Theatre Project, WildWind Performance Lab, The New Harmony Project and Second Stage Theater, among others. Feldman is an alumna of The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm and the Jerome Fellowship/Core Apprenticeship at the Playwrights’ Center, was an Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition finalist, and was a Shank Playwright in Residence at Playwrights Horizons. She’s a recent member of Interstate 73 at Page 73, The Orchard Project NYC Greenhouse and Two River Theater’s Emerging Playwrights Group, and is working on new play commissions from Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons and a musical commission from Arena Stage. She received her M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego and her B.A. from Middlebury College and currently teaches Undergraduate Playwriting at NYU. 

Emily is joined by collaborator, Will Davis, who was a part of the 2013 company with Sagitarius Ponderosa by MJ Kaufman. Will 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’sSorry 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.