Josh Wilder is a playwright, and actor from Philadelphia. His work has been developed at The Fire This Time Festival, Playwrights’ Center, Pillsbury House + Theatre, The History Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, The Drama League, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. His play Leftovers was a recipient of the 2014 Holland New Voices Playwright Award at The Great Plains Theatre Conference. He is a former Jerome Fellow and Many Voices Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center and has been in residence at The Royal Court Theatre. Josh is a MFA candidate in Playwriting at Yale School of Drama. Training: Carnegie Mellon, BFA.
Leftovers is set in inner city Philadelphia, where an abnormally huge dandelion has grown through the sidewalk in front of the house of, Jalil and Kwamaine, two brothers who are waiting for the arrival of their nonexistent father. Leftovers tell the story of the brothers as they climb the dandelion to discover the reality of their wishes and the power of forgiveness.
Josh Wilder selected as one of the playwrights for Sundance Institute Playwrights & Composers Retreat.