William Leavengood is a two-time O’Neill playwright and alumnus of Circle Repertory. His Off-Broadway credits include SPECIAL on Theatre Row; LITTLE MARY at the Sanford Meisner Theatre; THE HEAD at the Chelsea Playhouse; THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY, at Primary Stages; and FLORIDA CRACKERS, which premiered as part of Circle Repertory’s 20th Anniversary Season. Leavengood’s short play, STEVE, was presented at the Town Hall Theatre in New York as part of BRAVE NEW WORLD: The American Theater responds to 9/11, and subsequently made into a short film starring Fisher Stevens.
Los Angeles productions include THE HEAD at the Matrix and WHAT IS ART? at the Court and THE BREAK at New American Theatre. Regional productions include WHAT IS ART? at GeVa Theatre; MONEY MAKER at the Heather Theater; WEBB’S CITY: THE MUSICAL at the Mahaffey Theater; CROSSING THE BAY at the Falk Theater, Tampa; AMERICAN ROAD at the Gorilla Theatre; FOOD & SHELTER at American Stage; and LOURDES OF THE FLIES, at the Palladium Theatre. In addition, a concert version of WEBB’S CITY: THE MUSICAL will be produced at the Palladium Theatre in September 2017.
Awards include major playwriting grants from the Berilla Kerr Foundation and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs; The Brodkin Scholarship and Edith Oliver Fellowship Award at the National Playwright’s Conference; the 2015 Innovative Instruction in Playwriting Award from the Southeastern Theatre; and four Best of the Bay Playwright honors from Creative Loafing, Tampa Bay.
Upcoming projects include a production of his one-woman show, THE AZURE SKY IN OZ, April 21-30 at the Straz Center, Tampa and WEBB’S CITY: THE MUSICAL, A Concert Version at the Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg, Sept. 14-17. More information at www.billleavengood.com