Will Davis, Trans-Identifying Director, To Stage Long Wharf Play

Will Davis

Will Davis

Will Davis will be Long Wharf Theatre's first director who is trans-identifying when he stages the season-ender, "A Doll's House, Part Two" May 1 to 26 in New Haven.

Davis, 34, is artistic director of  Chicago's American Theater Company., Prior to that appointment two years ago, Davis was a freelance director and choreographer. His credits include Off-Broadway's "Men on Boats"  and "Charm" and  for Minneapolis' Mixed Blood Theater and the Olney Theatre, outside Washington, DC she did "Colossos" for which Davis won a Helen Hayes award for outstanding direction for the Olney run.

Davis holds a BFA in Theatre Studies from DePaul University and served as assistant director for ATC's 2006 production of William Inge's "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs."

Managing director Josh Borenstein is serving as interim producing artistic director  and until a new artistic director is named, which is expected to be around January.

The 2018-19 season will be Jen Silverman's "The Roommate,"   Dominique Morisseau's "Paraside Blue," Boo Killebrew's "Miller, Mississippi," Nia Vardalos' adaptation of Cheryl  Strayed's "Tiny Beautiful Things," Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare's "An Iliad," an adaptation of Homer's The Iliad; and Lucas Hnath's "A Doll's House, Part Two."