Will’s first show with TimeLine, THE HISTORY BOYS (Equity Jeff Awards—Production and Ensemble), was also his first major Chicago production. He met some lifelong friends working on that play. Soon after, he also made his debut as an Assistant Director at TimeLine, working with Nick Bowling on Winter Miller’s IN DARFUR. A TimeLine Associate Artist since 2010 and a member of the Playwrights Collective since 2017, his involvement with the company is motivated by the people and by a personal connection to the mission.

It’s such a brilliant team of artists. But, more importantly, an incredibly kind, welcoming, and humble group of people.

I’ve always been fascinated by history. And TimeLine’s focus on history allows me to reflect on what we, as people, have done wrong in the past. So that we can do better in the future.

Other Chicago acting credits include AH, WILDERNESS, THE SEAGULL, and DARTMOOR PRISON (Goodman); CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL (Greenhouse Theatre Solo Festival, Equity Jeff Award nomination—Solo Performance); GOOD PEOPLE, THE MARCH, THE FLICK, ANIMAL FARM, and A SEPARATE PEACE (Steppenwolf); THE WHALE (Victory Gardens Theater); THE ANTELOPE PARTY (Theater Wit); ROMEO AND JULIET and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (First Folio Theatre); SPEECH AND DEBATE and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (American Theater Company); RED NOSES and THE GOOD SOUL OF SZECHUAN (Strawdog); among others. Regionally, he has worked with Milwaukee Rep, Indiana Rep, Cardinal Stage, and The Human Race Theatre Company. Television credits include CHICAGO JUSTICE and CHICAGO FIRE.

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Will studied at Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia and earned his BA degree in Theatre Performance from nearby North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.

Member of Actors' Equity Association

New faces at TimeLine

The TimeLine family is expanding! We're so pleased to announce the addition of several new artists and community leaders to our ranks. Chicago artists Tyla Abercrumbie, Will Allan, Wardell Julius Clark, Charles Andrew Gardner, and …

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