Tristan B Willis

Tristan sits on a chair, surrounded by plants. They wear an Open button up, trousers, and suspenders.

Tristan B Willis is a DC-based playwright, administrator, graphic designer, and game creator interested in trans and queer work and the intersection of theatre and games - including making meaningful, interactive experiences for audiences. They are currently a member of the Playwrights' Center and Freelancer’s Union. They also coordinate the Theatre Washington mentoring program and work with Young Playwrights’ Theater.

As a former resident of the Orchard Project’s Liveness Lab and CultureHub's Writing for Electronic Formats, Tristan discussed and cultivated new ways of presenting theatrical work in digital and distanced spaces. You can find examples of their work, including games and design, at

Newsletter, for in progress scenes from plays and games, musings on process, and unfettered dragging of terrible submission opportunities:

Tristan's work for 2022 is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities through the Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program.

Past Productions
The production history database begins with Helen Hayes Awards-eligible productions since 2011.