40 Days of Essential Playwrights: 23 – Bill Gibson

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Bill Gibson


Bill’s play, WARTS, was the winner of the 2002 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award.

WARTS was set in 1950s Philadelphia (the boyhood home of writer Bill Gibson), and it established the rule that, while only Georgia resident playwrights could be submitted to Essential’s contest, the plays themselves did not have to be set in Georgia, or even in the south.

2002 was the first year we specifically articulated our mission of supporting Georgia playwrights. Since the first Essential Play Festival in 1999, however, we have presented 23 new works by Georgia playwrights, including readings.

We are proud to have supported Bill’s work. Won’t you support ours? 23 days left to give: https://www.power2give.org/go/p/8445