As an international screenwriter, theatre-maker, and educator, Williamson aims to amplify stories largely unheard by the wider world.
Most recently, Oscilloscope Laboratories distributed Williamson’s award-winning feature film Silo (Blood Orange Pictures), which was subsequently acquired by Hulu. He is currently developing new projects for film and television with Tiny Apples, SG Entertainment, and Blood Orange. Williamson’s plays have been produced by the Kennedy Center; the Flea; Exit, Pursued by a Bear; Dramatic Adventure Theatre (DAT) and Teatro IATI, among others, and have been developed at NY Theatre Workshop; the Public; Broadway Asia; Oregon Shakespeare; Stanford Summer Theatre and Divadlo Andreja Bagara. His work has received grants from the Jim Henson Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the US Embassy of Bratislava.
As the Resident Playwright of DAT, Williamson works on devised projects across the globe, collaboratively creating community-centered theatre within Quechua and Shuar villages in Ecuador, Roma settlements in Eastern Slovakia, and within several distinct communities across Tanzania. In the US, Williamson regularly brings his community-centered approach to the college classroom, where he aims to dismantle traditional academic power structures by utilizing student invention and inquiry to inspire writing across multiple genres—including research writing, creative nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting. Prior to joining NYU, Williamson held positions at CUNY John Jay College, Lander College for Women, and Carnegie Mellon University.