Josh Wilder
Affiliated Writer
Decatur, GA

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.


by Josh Wilder

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.

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Member Josh Wilder's play Salt Pepper Ketchup will be presented October 26 - November 18, 2018 as a co-production between InterAct Theatre Company and Passage Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. More info at

Josh Wilder selected as one of the playwrights for Sundance Institute Playwrights & Composers Retreat.

Leftovers in development with Company One's PlayLab set to show in July, 2018 at The Strand. Josh Wilder is a visionary playwright, the heartbeat of >>What's Next in American Theatre.

Company One's 2016-2017 season will close out with the world premiere of Josh Wilder's LEFTOVERS. Read more HERE.

Josh Wilder's play Highwaymen will be directed by Jamil Jude in the History Theatre's 2016-2017 season