Will Power - 1440 Multiversity

Take your WHY to the next level at The WHY Program at 1440, Aug 23–25.

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Will Power

Playwright and lyricist

Called “the best verse playwright in America” by New York magazine, Will Power is an internationally renowned playwright, performer, lyricist, and “neo-educator” who has facilitated healing and self-transformational workshops around the globe utilizing the power of story.

As an innovator and dramatic explorer of new theatrical forms, he is known as a pioneer and cocreator of hip hop theater, a late twentieth century art form that led the way for future iconic works such as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, as well as dozens of education programs being established worldwide.

Currently, Will is the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Theater and Performance at Spelman College in Atlanta, as well as the Andrew Mellon Playwright-in-Residence at Dallas Theater Center.

Will is the recipient of numerous awards including the Doris Duke Artist Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, TCG Peter Zeisler Memorial Award, a NYFA Award, a Joyce Foundation Award, a United States Artist Prudential Fellowship, and an NEA/TCG residency grant. He has held fellowships, residencies, and faculty positions at the City College of New York, Princeton University, Occidental College, Wayne State University, University of Michigan Flint, and University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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