Willie Filkowski (he/him) is a playwright, performer, teacher, quiltmaker, and professional waitress based in Brooklyn. Full length plays include: Big Big Banana Hospice House, a razzle-dazzle dark comedy about end-of-life care; Willie Filkowski Welcomes You to Florida the Sunshine State, an orange juice-marinated solo play/loveletter to the State of Florida; Breakfast at Wimbledon (co-written and co-performed with best Judy/accomplice Brita Thorne), a fever dream that imagines the thrill and pageantry of being a ball boy for Serena Williams; and Pussy Willows of America (also with Brita Thorne), a fable about a queer feminist youth scouting camp that excels at teaching consent, but fails at teaching witchcraft. As a teaching artist for 826NYC, he works with students in NYC public schools to encourage the exploration of endless possibility through the power of writing. He's taught and edited three anthologies of work by young authors: Under All the Toughness; Our Duty, Our Obligation, Our Chicken Nuggets; and I Am Writing This Out of Kindness and Sadness. Willie received a BFA in Interarts Performance from the University of Michigan. He has worked as an accomplice to Tina Satter/Half Straddle, Holly Hughes, Deke Weaver, Robert Wilson/The Watermill Center, Gabrielle DeCaro, Corey Smith, Nola Sporn Smith, 826 Chicago, and the Tampa Bay Abortion Fund.
willie dot filkowski at gmail dot com