Philip Middleton Williams
Playwright, Critic, Grant Writer
Philip Middleton Williams is a writer based in South Florida. “Can’t Live Without You” was his first play to receive a New York production at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre in January 2008 and was produced by The Playgroup for their 2018-2019 season at The Willow Theatre in Boca Raton, Florida. “All Together Now” won first place in the 2016 Playgroup playwriting contest and was produced as part of the Willow Theatre 2017-2018 season.
Other works include “Ask Me Anything,” “Last Exit,” “A Life Enriching Community,” “Which Way to the Beach,” “Chewie, Get Us Out of Here,” “Cooler Near the Lake,” “END OF PLAY.,” “A Tree Grows in Longmont,” “All Together Again,” “Tucumcari Tonite!,” “I’ll Be Here,” “Good Vibrations,” and “The Sugar Ridge Rag.” “A Moment of Clarity” was a 2017 finalist in the City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting.
His work has been seen in the South Florida One-Minute Play Festivals, the Midwest Dramatist Conference, the William Inge Theatre Festival New Play Labs, Bartell Theatre of Madison, Wisconsin, Odenbear Theatre of Taos, New Mexico, Theatre Roulette of Columbus, Ohio, the Short+Sweet Festival of Sydney, Australia, the Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference of Alaska, Vermont Pride Theater, Seaside Players of Lauderdale by the Sea, Theatre Arts Productions of Palm Beach, Open Eye Theater of Margaretville, New York, and Bendigo Theatre Company of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. He is the author of the novel “Bobby Cramer,” and has two other works in progress: “The Purer, Brighter Years” and “Small Town Boys.”
In 1992 he was appointed to the national advisory board of the William Inge Theatre Festival. He has written numerous articles on the works of Inge and Lanford Wilson and contributed to “The Facts on File Companion to American Drama,” edited by Jackson R. Bryer and Mary C. Hartig. His doctoral thesis, “A Comfortable House – Lanford Wilson, Marshall W. Mason and the Circle Repertory Theatre,” was published by McFarland and Company in 1993.
He has been a member of the Dramatists Guild since 1984.