Cyndi Williams

Playwright

Cyndi Williams is an Austin-based writer and actor.  Her plays include ROARING (Austin Playhouse 2013-2014 Mainstage Season), DUG UP (David M. Cohen Award for Best Original Script, Austin Critics’ Table), WHERE ARE THEY NOW? (Best Drama, Austin Critic’s Table), FISH (Top Ten Plays, Dallas Morning News), A NAME FOR A GHOST TO MUTTER (Live Oak Harvest Festival Best Original Script, Larry L. King Award Best Texas Play), and CARS AND BARS (Best Original Play, Austin Circle of Theatres).  She collaborated on the site-specific project IN THIS HOUSE (EVERYTHING IS YOU), and wrote the lyrics for their play DENIM DOVES.  With Refraction Arts Project, she collaborated on THE ASSUMPTION, ORANGE, UP IN THE OLD HOTEL, and THE METAMORPHOSIS. Her screenplay for Bright Shining City, Deeper and Deeper, was nominated for Best Original Script in the World Music and Independent Film Festival. For ADV, she wrote American versions of anime scripts including Wedding Peach and Gatchaman. She is an Acting Company Member at Austin Playhouse.  Film work includes Room (Independent Spirit nomination for Best Lead Actress, the Women Film Critics Circle’s Karen Morley Award), The Leftovers, Computer Chess, and The Preacher’s Daughter. Cyndi is a Founding Core Member of Script Works and on the Artistic Advisory Board for Salvage Vanguard Theater.