Director) directs each presentation of Triple Espresso and
collaborates with directors around the world to adapt the play to
other languages and cultures. He also serves as Associate Professor
and Head of Directing in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University.
has directed over a hundred off-Broadway, regional and international premieres. He is known for his work with new plays
and playwrights like Alan Ball, David Lindsay-Abairem Lee Blessing, Jeff Hatcher, and
John Patrick Shanley. He has directed 44 plays at the O'Neill
Center's National Playwrights' Conference including premieres of
August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Fences . Bill
premiered All God's Dangers , starring Cleavon Little, at
Cricket Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, off-Broadway and
for PBS' American Playhouse. His acclaimed American premier production
of Hugh Whitemore's The Best of Friends was produced off-Broadway
by Michael Douglas and Producers Circle. He directed Swim Visit
and Sacred Journey off-Broadway at Primary Stages.
Regionally, he has directed at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alabama
Shakespeare Festival, Alliance Theatre, The Empty Space,
Florida Stage, Jewish Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre,
Mixed Blood Theatre, New Mexico Repertory Theatre, Philadelphia Festival Theatre, Shakespeare
Santa Cruz, Trinity Repertory Theatre, Virginia Stage and Yale Repertory
Theatre. Bill was the Artistic Director of Cricket Theatre in Minneapolis
for nine years, where he premiered over fifty new plays, including
Triple Espresso .
has directed for National Public Radio's Earplay series
and has served as an on-site
reporter for the National Endowment for the Arts and as Jury Chairman
for the 2000 Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre.
He is a magna cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College and the National
Theatre Institute. He has his MFA in Directing from the University
of Minnesota on a Bush Foundation Fellowship.