In my experience as a writer, I have found that the two most important factors in developing a sustainable practice are creative self-discipline and craft. In the classroom, I foster these two essential aspects of the creative life while exposing the students to a variety of artistic voices and disciplines. The classroom is a space for personal and academic growth as well as an opportunity to interface with changing sensibilities. It is my objective to develop an inclusive, student-centered environment that stimulates intellectual curiosity, promotes critical discussion, and generates new knowledge through reading, discussion, and experiential learning projects.
Resident Playwright Emilio Williams is a bilingual (Spanish/English) award-winning writer and educator. His critically-acclaimed plays have been produced in Argentina, Estonia, France, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. His nonfiction work has been published in Hinterland Magazine and Imagine Theatres, among other publications.
Emilio has lectured around the world, and taught in several U.S. universities, including DePaul University, Columbia College Chicago, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Georgia State University. He has been a guest artist at the University of Portland, Mary Washington University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a BA in Film and Video and MFA in Writing. He is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists where he is also a faculty member. He divides his time between Chicago and Paris. www.emiliowilliams.com