Summer L. Williams
Summer L. Williams (she/her) is a Co-Founder and Associate Artistic Director of Company One Theatre in Boston and award-winning director. Her most recent directing credits include School Girls, or The African Mean Girls Play at SpeakEasy Stage Company; Miss You Like Hell by Quiara Alegría Hudes and Erin McKeown with Company One Theatre and A.R.T. at OBERON; the world premiere of Leftovers by Josh Wilder with Company One Theatre; Wig Out! by Tarell Alvin McCraney with Company One and A.R.T. at OBERON; Smart People at Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca, NY and Geva Theatre in Rochester, NY; Barbecue at Lyric Stage Company of Boston (2018 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director); Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. at Company One Theatre; Bootycandy at SpeakEasy Stage Company; An Octoroon and Colossal with Company One Theatre (2016 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director for both productions). Regional credits include Intimate Apparel at Lyric Stage Company of Boston; Shiv as a part of The Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy; Shelter of Last Resort by Miranda Craigwell as a part of XX PlayLab 2014; the New England Premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known As Southwest Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915; Idris Goodwin’s How We Got On; Lynn Nottage’s By The Way, Meet Vera Starkat the Lyric Stage Company of Boston; The Brothers Size and Marcus; Or The Secret Of Sweet as part of The Brother/Sister Plays(2012 Elliot Norton Award nominated for Outstanding Production and winner of the 2012 IRNE Award for Best Play); Neighbors, Grimm; The Good Negro; Voyeurs De Venus (Winner of 2009 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director); The Bluest Eye (IRNE and Elliot Norton Award nominated); The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot; Spell #7 (IRNE nominated); Jesus Hopped The A Train (2004 Elliot Norton Award for Best Fringe Production); and Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 (IRNE nominated).