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 Thank you!


         After an incredible run and two extensions, Teatro Vista's ¡Bernarda! 

must come to a close. I want to thank all the incredible femme artists who have come together to make this dream come true: the cast, the designing team, the production team... A particular "thank you" goes to Wendy Mateo, a director who has given us all a master class, not only on theater-making but also on how to work together in a caring, respectful way. I know we are all thankful to Steppenwolf Theater for this opportunity and particularly to the team at their 1700 Theatre. 

Forever grateful!   



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, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington DC.

In 2023, he premiered ¡Bernarda!, produced by Teatro Vista, and co-presented with Steppenwolf Theatre at their 1700 space.


His experimental essays have appeared most recently in The Journal of Black Mountain College StudiesBrevity Magazine, Writing Disorder, Hinterland Magazine, Imagined Theatres, Transatlantica Journal, and the anthology Beyond Queer Words 2021

Emilio has lectured worldwide and taught at 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, North Eastern Illinois University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He also advises other playwrights on the developmental process of new plays.

Emilio holds a BA in Film and Video and an MFA in Writing. He is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists and a proud board member of The Physical Theater Festival in Chicago


Emilio divides his time between Chicago and Paris, where he teaches a playwriting intensive every year. 

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"Emilio Williams enjoys a good meta-theatrical challenge."

The Washington Post



His essay "Fade to White' was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize by the editors of Hinterland Magazine.

In 2020, he was named Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists.


In 2019, he received an MFA in Writing Teaching Fellowship at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). The same year he won a Fellowship Award judged by Prageeta Sharma at SAIC for his upcoming play Elektra Problematika. (Commissioned by Teatro Luna West)


His show Medea’s Got Some Issues (in the version starring Ana Asensio) won Best International Show at United Solo Festival, Off-Broadway, New York City, and the Jury’s Special Mention at Monomaffia Festival in Estonia. 


In 2010, Emilio Williams’ hit comedy Camas y Mesas (Tables and Beds) was selected among 80 plays from 12 countries as the winner of the IV Premio El Espectáculo Teatral.

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