Dusty Wilson

Dusty Wilson

Dusty Wilson is a Chicago based playwright who has been produced by The Plagiarists, Mercy Street Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists, American Blues Theatre Company, Hobo Junction Productions, Piccolo Theatre, and featured in the Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Dusty is a graduate of Northwestern University’s MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage program.

Plays

  • Poison
    In 17th century Paris, the rich live in a different world from the poor, and women of all classes live on the whims of men. But poison is the secret lubrication on the gears of Paris society: poison-makers are the favorite artisans of the rich and their laboratories the only places where women from all levels of society meet. Madame Bosse could have been a great doctor, but instead must make poisons to feed her...
    In 17th century Paris, the rich live in a different world from the poor, and women of all classes live on the whims of men. But poison is the secret lubrication on the gears of Paris society: poison-makers are the favorite artisans of the rich and their laboratories the only places where women from all levels of society meet. Madame Bosse could have been a great doctor, but instead must make poisons to feed her family. Monsieur Reynie, Paris’s chief of police, claims to only want justice, but their battle of will and wit will expose the truth: that justice is only for the rich and powerful.
  • Ephebophilia
    Imogen & Jackson Maddox are on the verge of losing their house. In a desperate bid to save their home they decide to find, lure, and blackmail a pedophile from online.
  • Luz Estrada
    A modern day adaptation of Lysistrata set in the cartel wars of northern Mexico. After learning of her mother's murder by the local cartel leader, Luz Estrada volunteers for her town's long vacant position of sheriff.

Recommended by Dusty Wilson

  • PSYCHOPSYCHOTIC, or, everyone at yale is a goddamn sociopath !!!
    1 Oct. 2017
    I can't even begin to recommend this play enough. It feels like something you'd find in the middle of the woods and about twenty pages in you realize everything around you has gone silent. Bold, intense, haunting. One of the few plays to ever just burrow in my head and refuse to leave for days.
  • Truth/Dare
    8 Aug. 2015
    Not only one of my favorite titles of a play in quite some time, but is overall heartbreakingly awesome. Fantastic piece that still resonates with me months after reading it.