Bill Irwin

Bill Irwin

2003-04 Residency 1 Playwright

Original member of Kraken and San Francisco's Pickle Family Circus. Original works include Fool Moon, Largely New York, The Harlequin Studies, Mr. Fox: A Rumination, The Happiness Lecture, and The Regard of Flight.

Theatre: Show Boat (SF Opera), Old Hats, Endgame, Bye Bye Birdie, Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Waiting for Godot (2009 Drama Desk Nomination), Broadway/West End revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (2005 Tony Award, Helen Hayes Award), The Goat or Who is Sylvia, Accidental Death of An Anarchist, 5-6-7-8 Dance!, Waiting For Godot at Lincoln Center, Scapin, The Tempest, Garden of Earthly Delights, Texts for Nothing, A Flea In Her Ear, 2003-04 Signature Theatre Playwright-in-Residence, The Seagull, A Man's A Man, 3 Cuckolds.

Television: “PBS Great Performances; Bill Irwin Clown Prince” “Third Rock from the Sun”, “Northern Exposure”, “Sesame Street, Elmo's World”, “The Regard of Flight”, “Closing Ceremony 1996 Olympic Games”, “The Cosby Show”, “The Laramie Project”, “Subway Stories”, “Bette Midler: Mondo Beyondo”, “Law and Order”, “Life on Mars”, “A Gifted Man”, “CSI”, “The Good Wife”, “Lights Out”, “Monday Mornings”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Elementary” and the upcoming “South of Hell”.

Film: Interstellar, Identity Theft, Rachel Getting Married, Higher Ground, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Definitely, Maybe; Igby Goes Down, Lady in the Water, Dark Matter, Raving, Across The Universe, Popeye, Eight Men Out, Silent Tongue, Illuminata, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, My Blue Heaven, A New Life, Scenes from a Mall, Stepping Out.

Awards: National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer's Fellowship, a Guggenheim, a Fulbright and a MacArthur Fellowship. 

Past Productions

Old Hats (2016)
Old Hats (2013)
The Harlequin Studies
The Regard Evening
Mr. Fox: A Rumination
Bill Irwin photo by Erik Carter.

Now At The Center