Samuel Brett Williams is an award winning playwright, screenwriter, and director. His plays have been developed/produced at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Cherry Lane Theatre, Ars Nova, New York Theatre Workshop, Naked Angels, Partial Comfort, the Lark, the Kennedy Center, Yale University, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Boise Contemporary Theater, WordBRIDGE, Arkansas Rep, the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, 59E59, Elephant Theatre Company, Project Y Theatre Company, the Joseph Beuys Theater (Moscow, Russia), the Gilded Balloon (Edinburgh, Scotland), and other theaters across the United States and Canada. Brett has received residencies/commissions from P73, the National Theater Institute, the National New Play Network, Theatre Squared, and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey. He is a past winner of the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award (other winners include: Sarah Ruhl, Adam Rapp, and Annie Baker). For television, Brett has developed an original pilot (with Ryan O’Nan) for 26 Keys Productions (FARGO), and he has worked on various shows for Hot Snakes Media. In film, Brett has written screenplays for Aeroplano, Naked Faith Entertainment, and Character Brigade Productions. Recently, Brett adapted his play, THE REVIVAL, into a feature film, which finished principal photography in 2016. In 2017, Brett’s original screenplay PRETTY NEAR PERFECT (co-written with Jennifer Gerber) will be filmed. In 2018, Brett’s original screenplay for the horror series SX_TAPE will be produced by Sebastian Aloi and directed by the acclaimed Laurent Briet.