Spenser Davis - WRITER / DIRECTOR


Raised in Northwest Arkansas, Spenser Davis is a writer-director based in Chicago and soon bound for Los Angeles. His most recent play, A Million Tiny Pieces, was the recipient of the Elizabeth George Commission and has since been developed at both the Pacific Playwrights Festival and the Colorado New Play Festival, while his play Plainclothes received the M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award, the Jeff Award for Best Ensemble, and was named a finalist for the Harold & Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award. Other works include Merge, Underdogz, The Spin and the acclaimed audio drama Primer.

He’s the recipient of the Goodman Theatre’s Michael Maggio Directing Fellowship, Best Director honors from both the Jeff Awards (Chicago) and the B. Iden Payne Award (Austin), an Austin Film Festival finalist, and is currently under commission with South Coast Repertory. In addition to his plays, Spenser is the book writer for a brand-new musical alongside lyricist Sarah Mangum and composer Danny Wirick, and he’s developing projects for film and television with A+E Studios, Busy B Entertainment, and others. His debut short film, I’m Pretty Sure My Therapist Thinks I’m a Bad Actor, is being prepped for its festival run. Alongside HVE, he’s proud to be represented by WME.