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Anthony Wills Jr.

 Anthony Wills Jr is Artistic Director of Artistic Pride Productions an artist collective creating opportunities for artists of all genres.  He has been performing, choreographing, and directing all his life.  Anthony is a member of NYC Rep (formerly InnerAct Productions), and New Jersey Repertory Theater.  Most recently Anthony played the role of Smoke in the short film, “Save Face” and Denzil Best in the Swedish film “Monica Z” directed by Per Fly.  Other recent projects include “The long Christmas Dinner” (Brave New World) and “With One Hand Between Us”, a durational performance piece conceived by Jonathan Van Dyke where Wills and two other performers perform for nearly forty hours over the course of five days.  Sensorium was a 12 course dining experience with performance that he created with five other artists and Chef Bryon Brown.  Recent theatrical endeavors include “Master Harold... and the boys.” (Gloucester Stage) which the Boston Phoenix named one of the 10 Best Theatrical Events of 2012, “Song of Job 9:11”, and “Ain’t Misbehavin” (New Harmony).  Anthony recently completed two new plays, “Eddie Falls” and “11 1/2 short pieces on Death, Dying, Life and Living (a comedy)” which premiered at the Fridge Gallery in DC.