WILLIAM MISSOURI DOWNS
William Missouri Downs has had hundreds of productions of his comedies, won 2 rolling premieres from the National New Play Network, and twice been a finalist at the Eugene O’Neill. His plays have been produced in Spain, Canada, South Africa, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Austria, Israel, India, UAE, Australia, South Korea, and the USA. He’s directed 40 plays and published 12 with Concord, Playscripts, Heuer, TRW, and Next Stage Press. He was a staff writer on the NBC sitcom 'My Two Dads' and a freelance writer on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' and 'Amen.' He’s also sold/optioned movies and TV pilots. He’s published four books, including 'The Art of Theatre,' a textbook that over 100 universities have adopted. His other books include 'Screenplay Writing The Picture,' 'Naked Playwriting,' and 'Playwriting From Formula To Form.' He has two MFAs, one in screenwriting from UCLA and one in acting from the University of Illinois.