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Alexis Williams Joins the Playwrights Realm as Associate Artistic Director

Williams will be the first-ever member of the team in the associate artistic director position.

Alexis Williams joins the Playwrights Realm as associate artistic director.
(photo provided by The Playwrights Realm)

The Playwrights Realm has announced that Alexis Williams, a former agent at Bret Adams Artists' Agency, will be joining the company's team as their first-ever associate artistic director.

Williams brings to the Realm nearly a decade of experience representing individuals across the performing arts. At Bret Adams, her roster included over 100 playwrights, directors, composers, designers, and choreographers. Prior to becoming an agent, Williams worked at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey; Contemporary Stage Company in Wilmington, Delaware; and served as literary manager for Detroit's Planet Ant Theatre.

The roles she has assumed in the theater world have included working as a director, a producer, a dramaturg, a teaching artist, and more. Williams is on the advisory board of SPACE on Ryder Farm, is an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab, and is a graduate of Northwestern University.

At the Playwrights Realm, Williams "will activate her experience 'shepherding' new plays as she helps propel the development and presentation of new voices."

The Playwrights Realm supports early-career playwrights along the journey of playwriting, helping them to hone their craft, fully realize their vision, and build meaningful artistic careers. To serve this mission, the Playwrights Realm provides comprehensive support to playwrights through its Page One Residency, Alumni Playwrights Program, Writing Fellowship, Scratchpad Series, and productions.

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