DUSTIN WILLS is an NYC-based theatre director originally from Texas. Recent projects include Frontieres Sans Frontieres by Phillip Howze at the Bushwick Starr, Orange Julius by Basil Kreimendahl with Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre & PAGE 73, a new musical with Kate Tarker and Dan Schlosberg called AWFUL EVENT!, and ongoing work on a trio of short Lorca plays translated into a three-part evening including The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife - a play with music; Once Five Years Pass - a musical; and The Love of Don Perlimplin for Belisa in the Garden - an opera. Dustin has worked with The Foundry Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Bushwick Starr, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkeley Rep, Echo Theatre, Yale Rep, Berkshire Theatre Group, Lark Play Development Center, Paper Chairs, and Salvage Vanguard Theatre; created large-scale community puppet projects with Creative Action; and devised new work for The English Theatre of Rome and Teatro L'Arciliuto in Rome, Italy. He is a two-time recipient of the Princess Grace Award for Theatre, a Drama League and Boris Sagal directing fellow, former artistic director of the Yale Summer Cabaret, and for a couple of years gave rogue tours of the Vatican. MFA: Yale School of Drama.
The Bear & Le Pauvre Matelot, Opera Double Bill, Yale School of Music, April / May 2017
HERE WE ARE HERE by Jiehae Park, Barishnikov Arts Center Residency, June 2017
Laura and the Sea by Kate Tarker, Residency with The Vineyard, July 2017
Catalina by Elizabeth Doss, Paper Chairs, Austin, Texas: August/September 2017