Aaron Wilton

Aaron Wilton

Aaron Wilton was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and traveled to New York for college, graduating with Honors from Hamilton College with a Bachelor of Arts double major in Theatre and Creative Writing. He received the Wallace Bradley Johnson Prize in Playwriting, the Karen Williams Theatre Prize and the John V.A. Weaver Prize in Poetry.

“The play about a dick.” had its world...
Aaron Wilton was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and traveled to New York for college, graduating with Honors from Hamilton College with a Bachelor of Arts double major in Theatre and Creative Writing. He received the Wallace Bradley Johnson Prize in Playwriting, the Karen Williams Theatre Prize and the John V.A. Weaver Prize in Poetry.

“The play about a dick.” had its world premiere in the Czech Republic with the Prague Shakespeare Company and Alabaster Cat. Its US premiere was at Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company in Reno, NV the following year. It was selected for Capital Stage Company’s Playwrights’ Revolution New Works Festival, has received a co-pro staged reading with TheatreFirst & Symmetry Theatre, and won Honorable Mention at the 11th Annual Panndora's Box Festival of New Works.

“Happy Mundanes” performed at the Greenwich Street Theater for the NYC Fringe Festival (“[Wilton] makes the unbelievable expected and turns the usual on its head...presents the possibilities for change, excitement, and humor with vitality...” -NYTheatre review). He has had short plays performed at The Playwrights Foundation and PianoFight SF.

He is also a professional actor whose stage credits include George Street Playhouse's "Inspecting Carol" (with Peter Scolari & Dan Lauria), the lead in the world premiere of "After All" (with Broadway's Walter Charles & Susan Pellegrino), Aurora Theatre Company's "John Gabriel Borkman" (with Karen Grassle), and the western premiere of "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.” He’s won a Shellie Award; been nominated for a TBA Award, a Perry Award & three BroadwayWorld SF Awards; and was one of ten young professional actors invited to partake in a workshop with Kevin Spacey as part of his foundation's Richard's Rampage program. He was the co-founding artistic director of Pig Brooch Theatre Company, an artistic associate of South Pleasant Company NYC and an artistic adviser for Curan Repertory Company.

He is currently an artistic associate at 3Girls Theatre Company; a producing associate artist at the Black Artists Contemporary Cultural Experience; and a member of The Dramatists Guild, Actors' Equity, SAG-AFTRA and PlayGround SF, the SF Bay Area's leading playwright incubator.

Contact: AaronMWilton@yahoo.com

Plays

  • The play about a dick.
    90 minutes, no intermission. A middle-aged woman, Enid, meets a younger man online for sex. But what starts as a simple rendezvous becomes a darkly comedic exploration of vulnerability, intimacy and empathy. After an unpredictable reaction, things become chaotic for Enid as her life gradually spirals outward. “The play about a dick.” examines themes of communication, guilt, kindness, solitude, gender roles...
    90 minutes, no intermission. A middle-aged woman, Enid, meets a younger man online for sex. But what starts as a simple rendezvous becomes a darkly comedic exploration of vulnerability, intimacy and empathy. After an unpredictable reaction, things become chaotic for Enid as her life gradually spirals outward. “The play about a dick.” examines themes of communication, guilt, kindness, solitude, gender roles, human connection, post-truth reality and existential vacuity. It’s also a play about a dick.

    “The Play about a Dick may not be what you expect, but you will feel the intense emotions that are examined in this 90-minute production. I found myself laughing uncomfortably from time to time as these deeper subjects are explored and trigger points were pushed...something special...Go see if you are looking for a dark comedy with the emphasis on dark.” -Reno Arts News

    “[The play about a dick] is a dark comedy that is extremely humorous...had the audience laughing out loud–and it wasn’t chuckles but hilarity coming from the audience...a Bravo on my rating scale...entertained and smiling when you walked out of the building.” -The Reno Gay Page