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William Hayes

William Hayes

Featured Actor, Director, Scenic Designer

William Hayes is a founding member of PBD, and the 2017 recipient of the Florida Professional Theatre Association’s Richard G. Fallon Award for Excellence in Professional Theatre. A short list of his extensive directing credits includes PBD’s acclaimed productions of The Night of the Iguana, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Picnic, My Old Lady starring Estelle Parsons, The Lion in Winter, Exit the King, A Delicate Balance, American Buffalo, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Also a playwright, Bill is the recipient of the Charles M. Getchell Award, and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Locally, he adjudicates the drama portion of the annual Pathfinders Awards sponsored by the Palm Beach Post, is a member of the board of directors of the Economic Forum of Palm Beach County, and served on the City of West Palm Beach Cultural Affairs Council. He and Sue Ellen Beryl are the recipients of the 2015 REMY Pioneer Award (South Florida Theatre League). Bill also received the 2014 Clyde Fyfe Award, presented by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and a 2014 Silver Palm Award, presented by the South Florida Theatre League “for his outstanding work as Producing Artistic Director” of PBD. He served two terms as president of the Florida Professional Theatres Association and is a national ambassador for The Actors Fund. In addition, Bill is a member of the board of directors of the recently established DDA (Downtown Development Authority) Arts and Entertainment District in West Palm Beach.

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Works

2006-2007 | The Price
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2007-2008 | The Subject Was Roses
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2007-2008 | Agnes of God
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2008-2009 | At Home at the Zoo
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2002-2003 | Driving Miss Daisy
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2002-2003 | Driving Miss Daisy
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2002-2003 | The Deadly Game
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2002-2003 | The Road to Mecca
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2002-2003 | The Road to Mecca
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2003-2004 | Beyond Therapy
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2003-2004 | Beyond Therapy
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2003-2004 | The Dresser
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2003-2004 | The Dresser
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2003-2004 | No Exit
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2004-2005 | 'night, Mother
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2004-2005 | Seascape
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2005-2006 | Hand of God
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2009-2010 | A Doll's House
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2009-2010 | American Buffalo
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2002-2003 | The Zoo Story
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2002-2003 | The Zoo Story
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2002-2003 | The American Dream
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2002-2003 | The American Dream
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2010-2011 | Freud's Last Session
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2011-2012 | Proof
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2012-2013 | A Delicate Balance
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2012-2013 | Exit the King
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2013-2014 | The Lion in Winter
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2013-2014 | Dividing the Estate
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2014-2015 | My Old Lady
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2015-2016 | Picnic
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2017-2018 | Billy and Me
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2017-2018 | Edgar & Emily
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