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Inducted into
the TEXAS
INSTITUTE OF LETTERS!
novelist, playwright, screenwriter, Journalist, rancher

William J. SibleyA versatile writer, Sibley’s work has spanned from writing dialogue for television’s Guiding Light” to serving as a contributing editor at Andy Warhol’s, Interview Magazine, to seeing his work produced Off-Broadway and regionally. Author of over a dozen screenplays, two novels and numerous magazine, newspaper and journal articles, Sibley currently has two screenplays under option and is working on completing the third novel in his “Texas Trilogy”.

His first play “Governor’s Mansion” won the Southwest Regional Playwright’s Competition and was produced at Center Stage in Austin, TX. His play “Mortally Fine” was produced Off Broadway at The Actors Outlet Theater (W. 28th St.), NYC, in 1985 and at The Group Rep Theater in Burbank, CA, 1998. (“Mortally Fine” is excerpted in “100 Monologues; An Audition Sourcebook from New Dramatist,” Laura Harrington, Editor, Mentor Books; ISBN: 04516268851.)

“Mr. and Mrs. Coffee” (prod. Humboldt Univ., Arcata, CA, and excerpted in “Competition Monologues”, University Press of America, Edited by Roger Ellis, ISBN: 0819168505),

“If You Loved Me” (staged readings at The Tennessee Williams Playwright Festival, Key West, FL, New Dramatist, NY, and The Attic Theater, Los Angeles, CA.),

“Lock The Doors!” (prod. 29th St. Rep. Co., NYC, 1990, New Voices In The American Theater Festival),

“It Happened In Santa Fe” (Prod. Railyard Performance Center, Santa Fe, NM, 1994).

“Kitten and Princess” and “Two Men, Two Women and a Bird,” one-acts, have all had NYC productions.

3759605On September 24, 2004 the world premiere of, “IF YOU LOVED ME,” was held in San Antonio, Texas at The Cameo Theater, 1123 East Commerce Street. The play was produced by The Actor’s Theatre of San Antonio, directed by Jerry Pilato, and awarded a “Globe” by the Alamo Theatre Arts Council in September 2005 for “Best Original Script” of the 2004-2005 season.

In the spring of 2008 “IF YOU LOVED ME” was selected by the Texas Nonprofit Theatre Association as a winner of the “New Play Development Playwriting Project”. In November of 2008 “IF YOU LOVED ME” opened at the Old Quarry Theatre in Brackettville, TX. A production of “IF YOU LOVED ME” was also presented at the Henderson County Performing Arts Center (Athens, TX) May 1, 2009.

His writing has appeared in Utne Reader, Hallmark Magazine, Brilliant Magazine, The San Antonio Current, The Orlando Weekly, The Dallas Times Herald, Heritage Magazine (summer 1996), Texas Co-op Power Magazine, The Dead Mule (“A Journal of Southern Literature”), Flying Colors Magazine, Southwest Airlines Magazine, Ford Times, The Texas State Reading Association (“Cookin’ and Bookin’”) and The New York Native.

 

View a five minute YouTube “teaser” video of Sibley’s screenplay AMOR below.

 

DECEMBER STORY was one of 12 Finalist for the 2008 KAIROS PRIZE for “Spiritually uplifting screenplays”. His screenplays have also been optioned by such esteemed directors as John Schlesinger (MIDNIGHT COWBOY), Arthur Hiller (LOVE STORY) and Pete Masterson (THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL). He’s co-written three screenplays with actress Diane Ladd (“Hot Water Biscuits,” “High Maintenance,” and “The Last of the Bad Girls”) and another (“The Big Hurt”) for actor Tab Hunter.

 


An interview with Bill can be found in the VOICE OF ART MAGAZINE (VOL 15, Issue 2, 2008 – page 18)

A Biographical article on Sibley from CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS ONLINE can be found ( – HERE – )