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Six Finalists Announced for the 2023 Jewish Playwriting Contest

The Jewish Plays Project has announced the six finalists for the 2023 Jewish Playwriting Contest, the JPP's 12th annual competition celebrating the best in contemporary Jewish playwriting, with the hopes of seeing these plays find world premier productions.

Stage West Presents The Holiday Charmer HANDLE WITH CARE, By Jason Odell Williams

How does someone cope with the loss (literally) of a much-loved relative on Christmas Eve, in a country where she doesn't speak the language?  Maybe life, or perhaps Fate, has a few surprises in store, in Jason Odell Williams' sweetly funny Handle with Care, which begins a 5-week regional premiere run Thursday, December 8.

Florida Studio Theatre Announces Lineup For Summer Play Reading Festival

Florida Studio Theatre announces its Summer Play Reading Festival, presenting three staged readings of new works by contemporary American playwrights. This summer's Festival features The Suffragette's Murder by Sandy Rustin, Baton by Deneen Reynolds-Knott, and Master of the Revels by Jeffrey Couchman.

CRUEL INTENTIONS, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and More Announced for Stage 2022-2023 Season

Stage West has announced the lineup for its 44th season! The new season will feature six shows, two of which will be co-productions.

One Night Only Reading Of CHURCH & STATE Will Benefit Sandy Hook Promise, Safer Country & Brady Campaign

In response to the recent massacres in Buffalo and Uvalde, producer and director Charlotte Cohn will present a free one-night-only reading of Church & State, the award-winning play by Jason Odell Williams, to benefit Sandy Hook Promise, Safer Country, and the Brady Campaign.

Florida Studio Theatre Announces Return Of The Richard And Betty Burdick New Play Festival

Florida Studio Theatre announces its 38th Richard and Betty Burdick New Play Festival, presenting three staged readings of new works by contemporary American theatre artists and playwrights.

CHURCH & STATE Comes to Stage West This Month

A political candidate sharing his raw feelings about a hot button issue with the voting public during a campaign rally: what could possibly go wrong? It’s risky business, in Jason Odell Willliams’ timely political comedy-with-a-twist Church & State, which begins a 4-week regional premiere run on Thursday, January 27 in the Jerry Russell Theatre at Stage West.

Nia Calloway, Rachel Lin & More To Develop New Solo Plays For AFO's 2022 Solo Collective

All For One Theater has selected 5 playwrights who will create and develop five brand new solo plays as part of All For One's 2022 Solo Collective development series: Nia Calloway (HOMEBODY: A Ritual Party), Rachel Lin (Dear John), Matthew Paul Olmos (the un'admiring), Reynaldo Piniella (Black and Blue), and Jason Odell Williams (Destroying David).

Florida Studio Theatre Produces World Premiere Of AMERICA IN ONE ROOM

Florida Studio Theatre will produce the World Premiere of America in One Room by Jason Odell Williams, a fast-paced comedy inspired by the real-life 2019 convention of the same name. In this brand-new play, eight strangers arrive at the event, which promises discussion on a variety of topics—from immigration to foreign policy.

Florida Studio Theatre Announces Its Winter Mainstage, Winter Cabaret, and Children's Theatre Series

Florida Studio Theatre has announced the lineup for its 48th Winter Season, featuring a four-show Mainstage Series and a three-show Cabaret Series. The Mainstage Series features one of the most successful Rock & Roll musicals of all time, an Olivier Award-winning comedy, a World Premiere, and an Off-Broadway hit. The Cabaret Series features two all-new musical revues celebrating the lyric poets of the 20th century day followed by a political satire-inspired comedy set to music.

FST Announces Staged Reading Festival of New Plays in August

Subscription packages and single tickets are now on sale. Learn more about the festival and how to purchase tickets here!

Stage West Announces 2021-22 Season, Beginning in October 2021

Learn more about the full lineup, including Scrooge in Rouge, Between Riverside and Crazy, JQA, Church & State, On The Exhale, Witch, and Into the Breeches!

FST Announces Online Winter Play Reading Series

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces its 2021 Winter Play Reading Series, presenting online readings of five new plays in progress written by some of the country's top playwrights.

Prologue Theatre Launches Workshop Program FOREWORD: A New Works Series

Prologue Theatre has launched their new workshop program, FOREWORD: A New Works Series. FOREWORD is structured as a series of two-week intensive, virtual workshops during which playwrights are paired with a director, actors, and a stage manager who will help to further develop their play. 

Florida Studio Theatre Announces Lineup For 2020-2021 FST Forums Series

Florida Studio Theatre has announced the lineup for its 2020-2021 FST Forums Series, seven online conversations with some of the country's top playwrights and musical theatre developers. Each month, FST audiences will have the opportunity to hear from these artists about the themes and questions highlighted in some of their latest work.

FST's Playwright Collective More Than Doubles In Size, Developing New Work For Sarasota's Contemporary Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre has announced that its Playwright Collective, a targeted coalition of artists dedicated to developing new work for FST's stages, is welcoming seven new members.

VIDEO: On This Day, September 5- Happy Birthday, Carol Lawrence!

On this day we celebrate, Tony nominated actress, Carol Lawrence!

Playwright Jason Odell Williams Shares The Difficulty Of Writing For The Screen On WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast

Award-winning playwright and Emmy-nominated TV producer Jason Odell Williams (Church & State, Brain Games) reunites with actor and host Patrick Oliver Jones to give the ins and outs of writing for the stage as well as shares how he's handled being out of work in television and having no theaters to write for.

Arizona Theatre Company, Sean Daniels Partner With Florida Studio Theatre For THE PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECT

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) and Artistic Director Sean Daniels will partner with Florida Studio Theatre (FST) in developing a new play, Tampa, as part of The Playwrights Project, FST's newly launched artistic initiative featuring 32 of the nation's top playwrights, sketch comedy writers and musical theatre developers.

Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation Announces Recipients of Virus Response Grants for Theater Writers

The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation has announced the recipients of their special COVID-19 response grants for playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists who have had a full professional production cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 closures.


Odell Williams has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Odell Williams has not appeared in the West End

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