DECEMBER Membership Podcast: Theater Begins Here

Hannah Joyce, Alayna Jacqueline, and guest Alexis Williams
Monday, December 5th
This recording won't be live


Do I need an agent and how do I get one? 

In this episode of Theater Begins Here, we invite Alexis Williams to help demystify the road to getting an agent and whether having one makes or breaks your career. Although this is not a live session, we will respond to questions submitted via the Membership Podcast: Theater Begins Here Questions Form.

This Episode is for Those Who:

  • Are interested in getting an agent.
  • Are wondering if they need an agent.
  • Want to know if/how agents change their career.
  • Want to get to know Alexis and her journey and experiences being an agent and associate artistic director



Alexis Williams is the Associate Artistic Director of The Playwrights Realm in NY. Previously, she was an agent with Bret Adams Artists’ Agency where she represented playwrights, directors, composers, designers and choreographers. Before joining the Bret Adams Team, Alexis worked at McCarter Theatre Center, Contemporary Stage Company, and served as Literary Manager for Detroit’s Planet Ant Theatre. In her time in the theatre she has worked as a director, a producer, a dramaturg, a teaching artist, and has assumed multiple other roles in the industry. She has appeared on panels for the National New Play Network, the League Of Professional Theatre Women, the NUEA, and the Musical Theatre Factory; has conducted roundtable discussions with the New School for Drama, InterAct's Core Writer's Group and Paragraph NY. In Fall of 2017 Alexis was named one of the Interval's "Women To Watch". Alexis is on the advisory board of SPACE on Ryder Farm, is an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and is a graduate of Northwestern University.

TEXT: Playwrights' Center, Theater Begins Here with photo of Alexis Williams, a black woman wearing a black and purple dress standing in front of a brick background