William Bivins , recipient of the 2014 PlayGround Fellowship, is an award-winning playwright whose productions include “The Education of a Rake” (Central Works), “The Apotheosis of Pig Husbandry” (SF Playhouse), “The Position” (PianoFight) and “The Afterlife of the Mind” (Virago Theatre Company), among others. His drama “Ransom, Texas” (Pacific Repertory Theatre) won the 2010 Hyperion Project Original Play Competition and had its SF premiere in 2014 (Virgo Theatre Company) . His Biblical comedy “Pulp Scripture” (Original Sin/PianoFight) won the 2009 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Original Script, and grabbed eight SF Fringe Awards, including Best New Comedy. Bivins was the most produced playwright of the 2009/2010 San Francisco Bay Area season, was one of twelve Bay Area playwrights chosen for the 2008 Theatre Bay Area/TheatreWorks Playwrights Showcase, and has been a finalist for the Heideman Award in the National Ten-minute Play Contest. A member of the Dramatists Guild, he has participated in the Will Dunne Dramatic Writing Workshop since 2001 and is a member of the writers’ panel for PlayGround. Bill has served as an Advisory Board Member and Associate Artist since very early in the Company’s history, and joined the Board of Directors in 2019. He lives in San Francisco.