NEWS 2024

STUCK IN PLACE to be Presented in New Jersey

Posted February 2024 


An anxious playwright refuses to focus on his imminent move as he works away on a play whose ending he can't figure out. 


STUCK IN PLACE, a 10-minute play by William Ivor Fowkes, will be presented in a fully staged reading at Curtain Rising: Staged Readings of New Works by Burlington County Footlighters at 2nd Stage in Cinnaminson, NJ, March 1-2, 2024. (Fowkes will appear at a talkback on March 1.)



(see "Curtain Rising: Staged Readings of New Works 2024")

Development Update: ATTACHMENT

Posted February 2024 


When addiction masquerades as love. 


ATTACHMENT, a full-length play by William Ivor Fowkes, was presented at a table reading in January under the auspices of Cate Cammarata and Create Theater. 


In this tale of an intense and intergenerational love affair between two men, Brian Fields, a 47-year-old senior corporate executive in the process of coming out and divorcing his wife, meets Curtis Leary, a seductive 22-year-old recent college graduate. As a newcomer to the gay scene, Brian is unsure what to make of Curtis's mercurial behavior. For his part, Curtis has mastered the art of charming and attracting older men but keeps undermining his own need for intimacy.

NEWS 2023

MARRIAGE Development Update

Posted November 2023


MARRIAGE, a full-length play by William Ivor Fowkes, was presented at a table reading in November. The reading was attended by a Broadway producer and the head of an off-Broadway theater company. MARRIAGE is the second of three plays that make up THE BRONXVILLE TRILOGY or MARRIAGES OF INCONVENIENCE. 

THE SEEKER Has Been Published in OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters

Posted September 2023


Tommy Hamilton's looking for God, love, and sex--but not necessarily in that order.


OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters, an online journal, has published THE SEEKER, a Play in Two Acts by William Ivor Fowkes. THE SEEKER was a SEMIFINALIST for both the Promising Playwright Award (Colonial Players, Annapolis, MD) and the Princess Grace Playwriting Award in 2015. It was presented in a reading at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset, NY, in 2014.



to be Presented in Napa Valley

Posted May 2023


Two one-act plays by William Ivor Fowkes--THE NEXT MOVE and MISS PEDDY & GRACE--will be presented at Valley Players' Summer Staged Readings Series in Napa County, CA this summer.


7PM, July 7, 2023.

Something's not quite right as Donald and Roberta, an elderly couple, prepare to entertain company one Sunday afternoon.


2PM, August 5, 2023

Where is the caring in eldercare?

MONOLOGUE to be Published Online 

Posted May 2023


Non-binary Ricky confronts a questionnaire they don't know how to fill out.  


some scripts literary magazine has announced that it is going to publish BOXES, a monologue by William Ivor Fowkes, in their online blog series, "Scripts Highlights." BOXES was previously published in print in WE/US: Monologues for the Gender Minority, Smith & Kraus Inc., 2022. 

DOLL PLAY Short-listed in UK

Posted April 2023


Life in a Dream House. When a man accidentally kills his own son, the spirit of the mother hovers over the family as the surviving members adjust to life without Josh.  


DOLL PLAY, a Play in Two Acts by William Ivor Fowkes, has been shortlisted by the London Playwrights' Workshop, UK. DOLL PLAY was developed at the Stillwater Writers' Group, the Pulse Ensemble Theatre Playwrights' Lab, and the Dramatists Guild Institute, all in New York City.


Two Monologues from MUSEUM LOVERS to be published. 

Posted April 2023


Sometimes the visitors are even more intriguing than the works on display.


Two monologues from  MUSEUM LOVERS, a Play in Two Acts by William Ivor Fowkes, have been selected for publication in two Smith & Kraus anthologies: one in The Best Men's Stage Monologues 2023 and one in The Best Women's Stage Monologues 2023. MUSEUM LOVERS was most recently produced in Austria by Renegade Actors Innsbruck at the University of Innsbruck (June 2022). It was first produced by Harlequin Productions at Cayuga Community College, Auburn, NY in 2017. It was developed at the Pulse Ensemble Theatre Playwrights' Lab in New York City. 



Short Play Published in Literature Today

Posted January 2023


AMOEBAS, a one-minute play by William Ivor Fowkes, has been published in the January 2023 "Love" issue of Literature Today, an international literary journal. AMOEBAS was also published in Door is Ajar Magazine Review, an online journal, in 2016. It was presented in a staged reading at Stage Left Theater, Spokane, WA, in 2016. 

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