Incident in Conference Room B

“Hey, you don’t think we’re on TV, do you? Some prank or reality show?”

Written by William Ivor Fowkes

Directed by Renoly Santiago


  • Monday, June 15, 2020 at 6:00pm

Language: English

Location: IATI Theater (64 E. 4th St., NYC 10003)

Website: Facebook Page


Trapped in a conference room, three potential congressional candidates compete to prove their suitability for the Party’s nomination as they argue about the existence, nature, and relevance of God in a debate inspired by David Hume’s classic philosophical text, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. As their claustrophobia and discomfort intensify, tempers flare, and the attacks become more personal until only one resolution is possible. Incident in Conference Room B takes place at the intersection of politics, religion, and the desire for power and influence.  

About the Playwright

William Ivor Fowkes is a playwright and author based in New York City and a member of the Dramatists Guild. His plays have been presented throughout the country—several have been broadcast on the radio and on podcasts; several have been published. His fiction has been published in many journals. His full-length plays include All in the Faculty (Dramatists Play Service), Private Property (Players’ Ring), Museum Lovers (Harlequin Productions), Sunshine Quest (Fresh Fruit Festival), Couple of the Century (Downtown Urban Theater Festival), The Best Place We’ve Ever Lived (Love Creek Productions), and others. His short film, The Brazilian Dilemma, is available on Amazon Prime Video. A graduate of Yale University (B.A., magna cum laude) and Northwestern (M.A., PhD), he was formerly a philosophy professor and a media & television executive (Showtime, HBO, CBS Records, and Time Magazine). He currently runs a playwrights group at the Dramatists Guild in New York.


Michelle Rios
Warren Bub
Gary Tavitian 
David Poggi 
Amelia V. Anderson 

Staged Readings Go Online

Due to COVID-19, our staged readings for Cimientos 2020 will have an alternative format as Live Zoom readings. To attend the reading of Incident in Conference Room B, RSPV at the link below.

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