Bill Augustin has worked professionally in theatre as an actor, writer, director, and lighting designer. He graduated from NYU with a BFA in drama with a focus on musical theatre and directing. It was at NYU where he wrote his first musical Prime Time.
He is a graduate of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, where he met composer Andrew Abrams and together they developed But I’m a Cheerleader: The Musical. Bill has also written for Raw Impressions Musical Theatre and various cabarets. He has produced many benefits for charities including Broadway Stands Up for Freedom! and The Big Gay Variety Show for the New York Civil Liberties Union. Bill worked with publicist Bobby Zarem for over a decade, with whom, among many other things, he helped develop and program the Savannah Film Festival from 2001-2013.
He was also the Director of Programming for the first two years of the Indie Street Film Festival in Red Bank, NJ. He produced the short documentary Marie’s Crisis which is currently being developed into a full-length doc after garnering acclaim (and some awards) during its festival run. Bill has a number of projects in development, including the screenplays Gay WingMan, Ghostlight and sitcom pilot Living History which he wrote with PJ Griffith. He has also written the plays X / Y and The Wrong Son. He currently resides in New York City and is a member of the Dramatist Guild.