Josh Wilder
Affiliated Writer
New Haven, CT
Biography

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.

Plays

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.

Cast:
4M. 1W.

Successes

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

Josh Wilder's play Leftovers will be a part of the 2016 Playfest at the Great Plains Theatre Conference this summer. 

LEFTOVERS by Josh Wilder (play developed here); GOOD OL' BOYS by Joe Waechter (play developed here); HALFTIME WITH DON by Ken Weitzman; END OF SHIFT by Jenny Connell Davis -(play developed here); CARDBOARD PIANO by Hansol Jung. More info HERE.