William Ivor Fowkes is an award-winning playwright and author based in Manhattan & Connecticut. His work has been developed or presented at Pulse Ensemble Theatre Company, The Collective NY, Turtle Shell Productions, Penobscot Theatre Company, the Great Plains Theatre Conference, the Cherry Lane Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Gallery Players, Silver Spring Stage, & elsewhere. His plays have been presented in 14 states & the District of Columbia. Several have been published. His short fiction has been published in numerous journals. He has been a FINALIST for the Reva Shiner Comedy Award and the W. Keith Hedrick Playwriting Contest and a SEMIFINALIST for the National Arts Club's Playwrights First Award, the Colonial Players' Promising Playwright Award, and the Princess Grace Playwriting Award. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., the Pulse Ensemble Theatre Playwrights' Lab, and Stillwater Writers.
November 10-19, 2016
A Production of
TABLE MANNERS IN TRIBECA
A Short Play by William Ivor Fowkes
Presented at Cone Man Running Productions' 2016 Five Minute Mile Festival at Obsidian Theatre, Houston, TX. This play was first produced in 2010 at Turtle Shell Theater in New York City.
Performances: Thurs 11/10, Fri 11/11, Sat 11/12, Sun 11/13, Wed 11/16, Thurs 11/17, Fri 11/18 & Sat 11/19.
How to handle an ex-boyfriend who tries to come between you and your date.
Recording: July 14, 2016
Broadcast Date: This Summer (Date TBA)
A Recording and Broadcast of THE NEXT MOVE
A 30-Minute Play by William Ivor Fowkes.
Petaluma Radio Players in Petaluma, CA will be recording and broadcasting THE NEXT MOVE sometime this summer. (This play was last performed in August 2015 by Silver Spring Stage, Silver Spring, MD.)
Upcoming in 2016 (DATE TBA):
A Reading of
A Play in Two Acts by William Ivor Fowkes.
Presented by Celebration Theatre, LA, as part of their "Celebrating New Works Series."
Location: the Chambers of the West Hollywood City Council.
First presented at the 2014 Fresh Fruit Festival in New York, SUNSHINE QUEST is about a social club for gay seniors in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
June 16-19, 2016
A Production of AN ACCIDENT IN THE PARK
A One-Act Play (30 minutes) by William Ivor Fowkes to be presented at the Black Box Festival, Gallery Players, Brooklyn, NY.
WHEN: 8PM Thursday 6/16, 8PM Friday 6/17, 8PM Saturday 6/18 and 3PM Sunday 6/19. (Talkback with the playwrights after the Sunday performance.)
WHERE: The Gallery Players, 199 14th St (btwn 4th/5th Aves), Brooklyn, NY 11215. (Directions: F or G train to 4th Ave. or the R train to 9th St.)
CAST: Patricia Lavin, Gary Kozak, and Tamara Geisler.
DIRECTOR: Caitlin Wees.
SYNOPSIS: Marjorie Mumford argues with her daughter while preparing for her husband's 72nd birthday party at their apartment at The Dakota, but what 's really worrying her is the absence of the birthday boy.
TICKETS: www.galleryplayers.com or 212-352-3101
April 14-23, 2016
Another Production of HARASSMENT
A 10-Minute Play by William Ivor Fowkes presented at COMIC SHORTS, A Festival of Original One-Act Comedies at Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ
SYNOPSIS: Sexual harassment is no laughing matter for corporations who are charged with training their employees on the perils of this sensitive issue. Or is it?
Performances: Thurs 4/14 @ 7:30pm; Fri 4/15 @ 7:30pm; Sat 4/16 @ 8pm; Sun 4/17 @2pm; Fri 4/22 @ 7:30pm; Sat 4/23 @ 8pm.
LOCATION: Black Box Theatre, Grunin Center, Building #11 on OCC's Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.
Starting March 4, 2016, 9:30PM Pacific Time (12:30AM Eastern Time, 3/5/16) or ON DEMAND
Broadcast of TABLE MANNERS IN SANTA MONICA.
A 10-Minute Play by William Fowkes broadcast on SHOESTRING RADIO THEATRE on San Francisco Community Radio (KUSF in Exile) & the Public Radio Satellite System.
January 30-31, 2016
A Very Short Play in Spokane.
AMOEBAS, a one-minute play by William Fowkes, appeared in Fast & Furious III at Stage Left Theater in Spokane, WA, January 30-31, 2016. (We can't tell you what it's about, because that would take longer than the play itself.)
DECEMBER 9-13, 2015.
THE BRAZILIAN DILEMMA Returns
A 10-Minute Play by William Fowkes
The Collective NY re-staged their production of THE BRAZILIAN DILEMMA with the original cast (Robert Z. Grant and Karen Chamberlain) along with 2 other Collective NY 10-minute plays from past festivals, two new 10-minute plays, and a different surprise stand-up from Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer each night in an event called C:10 COMEDY.
Wednesday, 12/9-Saturday, 12/12 at 7PM + Sunday 12/13 at 2PM & 5PM
William Fowkes, Karen Chamberlain, and Robert Z. Grant at December 12 performance of C:10 Comedy at Teatro Circulo Theatre 2 in New York City.
OCTOBER 15, 2015, 8PM THURS.
Reading of MANHATTANIA!
A Comedy by William Fowkes, at Sundog Theatre, Staten Island. Location: Gallerie St. George, 11 Phelps Place, Staten Island, NY.
MANHATTANIA! is an evening of 4 previously produced one-act plays by William Fowkes, including THE SESSION, NOT HERE YET, THE DAKOTA, & MUSEUM PIECE.
AUGUST 20-23, 2015
Production of THE NEXT MOVE.
A Play in One Act by William Fowkes, included in the Silver Spring Stage 2015 One Act Festival at Silver Spring Stage, Silver Spring, MD. (Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901)
June 11-14, 2015
World Premiere Production of MISS PEDDY & GRACE.
A Play in One Act by William Fowkes, included in Gallery Players' 18th Annual Black Box New Play Festival.
Directed by Noel MacDuffie. Cast: Pauline Walsh and Rebecca Smith. Performances: 8PM Thurs., June 11, 2015; 8PM Fri., June 12; 8PM Sat., June 13; 3PM Sun., June 14.
Talkback with the playwrights after the Sunday performance!
Gallery Players, 199 14th Street (btwn 4th & 5th Aves.), Brooklyn, NY 11215.
SKYLINE: TALES OF MANHATTAN
A collection of 19 short stories by William Ivor Fowkes.
"In SKYLINE: TALES OF MANHATTAN, award-winning playwright and author William Ivor Fowkes presents stories of New Yorkers—gay, straight, and confused—making startling connections and discoveries. On the West Side, a man approaching his 60th birthday tries a new haircut, with disastrous consequences. On the East Side, a Park Avenue Republican gets a taste of life on the "down low" in Central Park. In the East Village, a struggling writer papers his kitchen wall with rejection letters. In SoHo, a graphic designer takes drastic steps to get the attention of her editor. At MOMA, a woman physically attacks a man examining a sculpture she doesn't like. Downtown, a transplanted New Orleans cabaret singer deals with life and love in the aftermath of 9/11. There are 19 stories in all—enough to demonstrate that Manhattan's residents are just as striking as the city's celebrated skyline."