UMass Boston

William Doncaster

Performing Arts
Outreach Coordinator
University Hall Floor 2


MFA, Creative Writing, Writing for Stage and Screen, Lesley University
BFA, Writing, Literature and Publishing, Emerson College
MA Candiate, 2020, English Literature and Composition Studies, UMass Boston

Additional Information

BILL DONCASTER is a playwright, producer, and director and co-founder of Stickball Productions, an occasional theater company. His play Two Boys Lost was a 2015 Elliot Norton Award nominee for Outstanding New Script and Outstanding Production by a Fringe Company, and a 2015 Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) nominee for Best New Play, along with four "best actor" nominations. His adaptation of George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle played to sold out performances first at OBERON , and then again as part of the Emerging America Festival by invitation of the American Repertory Theater in 2012. His short plays have been produced in Boston, New York, Chicago, Louisiana, and Florida, and his short play A Mended Memory was a 2014 Kennedy Center American Theater Festival Region I Finalist. He made his directorial debut in 2013 with Bouncers by John Godber at the “historic” Cantab Lounge. He was part of the inagurual "Boston Project" in 2016 at The Speakeasy Stage Company, who commissioned his play Ward Nine.  

He teaches Intro to Theatre through CAPS, and composition at UMass Boston and Middlesex Community College.