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Faculty and Staff|Department of Theatre and Dance

Bill Downs

Professor, Playwriting/Screenwriting

B.S. Northern Michigan University
M.F.A. University of Illinois
M.F.A. U.C.L.A.

Bill holds an MFA in acting  and an MFA in screenwriting . He is an internationally known, award-winning playwright with over one hundred and fifty productions under his belt. He also works as an actor, director and dramaturge. Bill has an extensive publication record, including books, plays and journal articles.  In addition, in Hollywood he wrote for several NBC television shows and sold/optioned movies. A full professor at UW, over fifteen thousand students have taken his classes and he has won over twenty teaching and research awards. He writes under the name William Missouri Downs. 

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