JASON ODELL WILLIAMS
(Playwright, Handle With Care
is an Emmy-nominated writer and producer whose plays have been produced
at the DR2, the cell, the Kitchen Theatre Company, Gulfshore Playhouse,
JCC Centerstage, the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, Theatre
Jacksonville, Actors’ Summit, and Teatron Toronto. His work has been
developed at Primary Stages, The Lark, The Blank Theatre (L.A.), and
the Hudson Valley Writers Workshop where he won first prize in their
2012 new play competition.
Previous plays have starred Vincent Piazza and Anatol Yusef from HBO’s Boardwalk Empire;
readings have starred Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz, Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh, and film and TV star Matthew Lillard.
In addition to having its West Coast Premiere at the Colony, Handle With Care
recently premiered Off-Broadway at The Westside Theatre and ran for 112
performances starring Carol Lawrence, Charlotte Cohn and was directed
by Karen Carpenter. The play will be produced at 4 other regional
theatres this season and will soon be published by Dramatists Play
Jason is currently a writer and producer on the National Geographic Channel’s hit TV series Brain Games
. His first novel, Personal Statement
, was published in August 2013 and has been optioned for a three-picture deal.