In addition to being the newest cast member (copywriter Ed Gifford) of AMC’s “Mad Men,” emerging triple-threat, Kit Williamson, writes, directs, and stars in the critically acclaimed VIACOM/LOGO web series “EastSiders” now airing online and can also be seen in the leading role on the hit rom-com web series "Hipsterhood," returning for a second season this summer on Blip.Tv, as well as viral videos for Funny or Die and Daywalt Fear Factory. Kit's indie film work includes a supporting role in the Slamdance favorite apocalyptic road trip comedy "Best Friends Forever" from director Brea Grant, which is slated for distribution by Gravitas.
This southern charmer left his home state of Mississippi to attend the prestigious theatre program at Interlochen Arts Acadamey then attended college at Manhattan’s Fordham University, Lincoln Center, where he performed in many main stage shows. During his sophomore year of college Kit auditioned and landed the role of Jacques Roux in an experimental production of Marat/Sade Off-Off Broadway. His revered performance got the attention of Broadway, and shortly after he was cast in the Broadway revival of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio, starring Liev Schreiber and directed by Tony-award winner Robert Falls. He played the role of Spike, a member of Barry Champlain's onstage crew, and understudied the role of Kent. The production was nominated for the Tony award for best revival.
Other film and TV credits include "Numb3rs" (CBS), "Death Valley" (MTV), "2010 Moby Dick" from The Asylum, "The Untimely Concurrence" from Matemotja Productions (AOF International Film Fest winner, best LGBT short, Movieville Fest), "Para-Normal" from Lauren Timmons (Screamfest LA), "Panacea" from Kent Hastings (Sacramento
Horror Fest), "Last Halloween" from Steele Films (Rhode Island Horror Fest), "The Many Doors of Albert Whale" from Daywalt Fear Factory (Viscera Fest, Bleed Fest, Mississippi Pulp Con), "The Brute Killer" from Tom Etlinger (Las Vegas International Film Fest winner, Silver Ace Award, Hollyshorts, Chicago Latino Film Fest), and the feature films "Opious" from World's Last Hero Productions and "Truth or Dare" from BDHR Entertainment.
New York theatre credits include the tony-nominated revival of "Talk Radio" on Broadway, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Sonnet Rep, "Marat/Sade" with Push Productions and numerous credits with At Play Productions. His performance as a disaffected skinhead in "Made in Poland" Off Broadway at 59E59 with The Play Company garnered him outstanding reviews, with Variety raving "Kit Williamson's hilariously serious performance as an angst-filled wannabe revolutionary strikes exactly the right notes... Bogus' interactions are almost always funny and occasionally deeply touching."
Also an accomplished playwright, Kit's play "The Gin Dialogues" won the Playwrights First Award from The National Arts Club and was selected for the Playlab at the Great Plains Theater Conference in Omaha. His short play "Shot for Shot" was produced by Theater Masters in Aspen and again Off Broadway at Theater Row as part of the National MFA Playwriting Festival. His work has also been produced by Fordham University, UCLA and Iowa State University.
Published on May 08, 2013