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Louis Reyes McWilliams is an actor, director, and writer based in Providence, RI while attending the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program in Acting & Directing. Born in New Jersey, Louis grew up in California and Massachusetts before attending Stanford University, where he attained a BA with Honors in Theater & Performance Studies and Political Science.

Louis' regional credits include work with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Breadloaf Acting Ensemble, The Gamm Theatre,  On the Verge Festival, Pyramid Theatre Company, Rites and Reason Theatre, Stanford Repertory Theater, Trinity Repertory Company, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival, as well as extensive work at the Brown/Trinity Rep Conservatory and Stanford University. He is currently a member of the Brown/Trinity MFA Class of 2019.


Louis is currently on stage in An Iliad at Trinity Rep in the role of the Muse. His original music is featured in this one-man show starring Brian McEleney. An Iliad runs through Feb. 10.

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Louis was on stage in A Christmas Carol at Trinity Rep playing the role of Scrooge’s Nephew Fred. A Christmas Carol runs from Nov. 8 to Dec. 30.

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Louis won the Cloris Leachman Award for Best Actor in a Featured Role for Andy in Prowess at Pyramid Theatre Company. The Cloris Awards ceremony was held on August 26th at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines. For a full list of the nominees and winners, go to

Louis backstage at the Cloris Awards at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, IA.

Louis backstage at the Cloris Awards at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, IA.

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Louis' play Brotherhood has been selected as a Bill Foeller Fellowship Project at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, MA. The story of three men on their journey through gay conversion-therapy, Brotherhood will be directed by Williamstown's 2018 Bill Foeller Fellow Ken-Matt Martin and will run for two performances on July 29th.


Louis was a member of the 2018 Breadloaf Acting Ensemble at the Breadloaf School of English in Ripton, VT. He played Monsieur Defarge in their summer production of A Tale of Two Cities directed by Brian McEleney.

The Breadloaf Inn at the Breadloaf School of English

The Breadloaf Inn at the Breadloaf School of English

Played Andy in Prowess written by Ike Holter and directed by Ken-Matt Martin in a co-production between Brown/Trinity Rep and Pyramid Theatre Company.


Assistant director to Whitney White on Othello at Trinity Rep.


Assistant director to Curt Columbus on his translation of Uncle Vanya at the Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket, RI.

Played Lyndon B. Johnson in Rites and Reason Theatre's reading of A Seat at the Table, written and directed by Regina Taylor.

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Rites & Reason Theatre