Will is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Helen Merrill Playwriting Fellow, and a Fellow of the Edward F. Albee Foundation. He was a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, where he taught playwriting. His play THE FLU SEASON premiered at The Gate Theatre in London in 2003 and then opened in New York where it won the Oppenheimer Award (2004) for best debut by an American playwright. His play THOM PAIN (based on nothing) won all the major awards at the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and then transferred to London’s SOHO THEATRE.
The play then opened in New York, where it ran for a year and was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. It has since been performed in many languages and productions around the world. His collection of short plays OH, THE HUMANITY and other good intentions was produced at the Flea Theater in New York in November 2007, starring Marisa Tomei and Brian Hutchison.
An excerpt of his play TRAGEDY: a tragedy appeared in the June 2006 issue of HARPER’s Magazine. TRAGEDY: a tragedy had its U.S. premiere at Berkeley Rep Theatre in March of 2008. His plays are published by Oberon Books, in London, and by TCG and PLAYSCRIPTS, in the United States. His film script SUNSTROKE (INSOLACAO), written with Sam Lipstyte, premieres in September at the 2009 Venice Film Festival, in the New Horizons category. His new play MIDDLETOWN will premiere in New York in 2010.