Dustin Wills

DIRECTOR

"L'EGISTO"
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"XERSE"
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"ASÍ QUE PASEN CINCO AÑOS"
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"IN THE STUDIO: DUSTIN WILLS"
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Dustin Wills

(he/they) Dustin Wills is an NYC-based theatre and opera director originally from Texas. Upcoming projects: A Boy's Company Presents: Tell Me If I'm Hurting You by Jeremy O. Harris (Playwrights Horizons), Wolf Play by Hansol Jung (Soho Rep), and MONTAG by Kate Tarker (Soho Rep).

The Juilliard School
Guest Director, 2019-present
Yale School of Music
Guest Director, 2015-current
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Schedule

Black Snow
Director

Juilliard, 2020

Le Rossignol
Director

Yale Opera, 2019

Biography

​DUSTIN WILLS is an NYC-based theatre and opera director originally from Texas. Upcoming projects: A Boy's Company Presents: Tell Me If I'm Hurting You by Jeremy O. Harris (Playwrights Horizons), Wolf Play by Hansol Jung (Soho Rep), and MONTAG by Kate Tarker (Soho Rep). Recent projects include Frontieres Sans Frontieres (Top Ten Theatrical Productions 2017 - New York Magazine) by Phillip Howze at the Bushwick Starr, Mikhail Bulgakov's Black Snow adapted by Keith Reddin at Julliard Drama, Will Arbery's Evanston Salt Costs Climbing with New Neighborhood and Plano with Paper Chairs, a Baryshnikov Arts Center Residency for AWFUL EVENT! - a new musical with Kate Tarker and Dan Schlosberg, and ongoing work on a musical adaptation of Federico García Lorca's surrealist play Once Five Years Pass. Recent opera works include Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with Yale Opera and Cavalli's L'Egisto with the Yale Baroque Opera. Dustin has directed and developed new work with The Foundry Theatre (O,Earth - Time Out NY 5 Stars, Off-Broadway Alliance Best New Play 2016), New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre and PAGE 73 (Orange Julius), Williamstown Theatre Festival, Playwrights Realm, Berkeley Rep, Echo Theatre (Blueberry Toast - Best Director 2016, LA Stage Raw Awards), Yale Rep, Berkshire Theatre Group, Paper Chairs, and Salvage Vanguard Theatre; created large-scale community puppet projects with Creative Action; and devised new work for The English Theatre of Rome and Teatro L'Arciliuto in Rome, Italy.
"Director Dustin Wills offers a basically flawless staging of the text. What a thrill it is to see a show that reaches out to Wilder's genius—and actually touches it. O, Theater, I thought. O, Show."
— Helen Shaw, Time Out New York

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