WILLIAM “BILL” DOAN | William is a writer, educator, and solo performer. He earned BA from Gannon University, an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a PhD from Case Western Reserve University. He is co-author of Prophets, Performance and Power, and Twice Used Songs: Performance Criticism of the Songs of Ancient Israel. Two of his short plays, Southwest Ohio Society of Badasses, and Villainy, premiered at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. His solo performances include Why I’m Not a Redneck Badass, Requiem For My Boyhood, and Confessions of a Class Straddler. Doan was a 2010 artist-in-residence at the Mizzou New Play series with his play Bud’s Last Prayer. Drifting is Doan’s second collaboration with director Andrew Belser. Doan served as President of the ATHE 2011–2013.
William will be discussing his latest script Drifting which is garnering much attention. When your sister says, “I saw what you used to do in the barn,” you listen. When she says it from deep inside a coma, you really listen. Drifting is a play about siblings who find a way to connect across the great divide of altered consciousness, making it possible to dance, laugh, and say goodbye.
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