"I’ve always said if I could have any job in the world, it would be atheist Catholic priest. Give me a gorgeous cathedral to work in. Once a week I will write a blazingly good sermon and deliver it, and I will minster to people in their times of need." - Gwydion Suilebhan
Gwydion Suilebhan (artistic director, the Welders) is the author of "Transmission," "The Bucher," "Reals," "Abstract Nude," "The Constellation," "Let X," "The Faithkiller," "Cracked," and "Anthem." His work has been commissioned, produced, and developed by Centerstage, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the National New Play Network, Gulfshore Playhouse, Forum Theatre, Theater J, Theater Alliance, and the Source Theater Festival. He is currently serving as Director of Brand and Marketing for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and as Project Director of the New Play Exchange for the National New Play Network. In addition, Gwydion has consulted widely on the intersection between theater, the arts, and technology. His clients have included Ford’s Theatre, the Playwrights Center, and the Dramatists Guild, among others. His recent speaking engagements include South by Southwest, TCG, LMDA, the Dramatists Guild, CityWrights, APASO, TEDxMichiganAve, and TEDxWDC, and his commentary appears on HowlRound, 2am Theatre, and at www.suilebhan.com.
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