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 15 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.

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A Radio Broadcast of THE NEXT MOVE


A 30-Minute Play by William Ivor Fowkes.


Radio Theatre Project of St. Petersburg, FL, presented a live radio broadcast of THE NEXT MOVE at The Studio@620 in downtown St. Petersburg, January 23, 2017. A recording of the play is NOW AVAILABLE.




(THE NEXT MOVE was also recorded for radio by Petaluma Radio Players in Petaluma, CA in July and will be broadcast soon.)

Productions & Readings  

Upcoming & Recent

7:00 PM Monday, March 6, 2017




A 30-Minute Play by William Ivor Fowkes.


7:00 PM, Monday, March 6, 2017 at the 3rd Street Gallery, Carnegie, PA. Presented as part of Pittsburgh New Works Festival's Original Play Readings.



Broadcast Date: Jan or Feb 2017 (TBA)

A Radio Broadcast of THE NEXT MOVE

(Recorded July 14, 2016)



A 30-Minute Play by William Ivor Fowkes.


Petaluma Radio Players in Petaluma, CA recorded THE NEXT MOVE in July 2016. It is currently scheduled for broadcast in January or February 2017. Details to come. (This play was last performed in August 2015 by Silver Spring Stage, Silver Spring, MD.)





Broadcast Date: January 23, 2017

Another Recording and Radio Broadcast of THE NEXT MOVE


A 30-Minute Play by William Ivor Fowkes.


Radio Theatre Project of St. Petersburg, FL, presented a live radio broadcast of THE NEXT MOVE, a one-act play by William Ivor Fowkes, at The Studio@620 in downtown St. Petersburg, January 23, 2017. A recording of the play is NOW AVAILABLE.




Meanwhile, THE NEXT MOVE was also recorded for radio by Petaluma Radio Players in Petaluma, CA in July and will be broadcast soon. 


SYNOPSIS: An elderly couple bickers their way through a Sunday afternoon, uncovering some disturbing things in the process.


Upcoming (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.


November 10-19, 2016

A Production of 



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. (Pictured here: Whitney Zangarine and Samuel J. Denomy)


How to handle an ex-boyfriend who tries to come between you and your date.


More information


June 16-19, 2016



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


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.


Click for info on availability on Shoestring Radio Theatre and how to listen.


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.


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.

Six performances:

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.




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."


Available on Amazon (paper or e-book).

Also available at Barnes and Noble.



The Movie


Collective NY Films is in post-production on its next film--THE BRAZILIAN DILEMMA by William Ivor Fowkes, originally produced as part of their Collective 10 Play Festival and starring ensemble members, Robert Z Grant & Karen Chamberlain. 


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