Who Are the Playwrights

Brian Watkins

Resident Playwright

2016 — 2025

Brian Watkins is a Juilliard Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellow and a New Dramatists resident playwright. His latest play Epiphany will premiere in 2019 with the iconic Druid Theatre under the direction of Garry Hynes. Other plays include Wyoming (Druid, Lesser America), Into The Earth With YouEvergreens (Juilliard), A Scavenge (Williamstown), My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer (The Flea; NYTimes and TimeOut NY Critics' Pick), and High Plains (Underbelly Edinburgh). His work has been seen and developed at Lincoln Center, Atlantic Theater Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Druid Theatre, Labyrinth Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Flea Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Intar, and Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, among others. Watkins is the recipient of a Jerome Foundation/Tofte Lake Emerging Artist Fellowship, a Stavis Playwriting Award nominee, a Sundance Lab finalist, an O'Neill National Playwrights Conference finalist, a recipient of the John Osborne Award for the Performing Arts, and a Heideman Award finalist. He is under commission from the Denver Center Theatre Company. Watkins is the Creator and Executive Producer of the television series Outer Range with Amazon Studios and Plan B.