Britton Buttrill is a New York based writer currently traveling through France & West Africa. He works across multiple media, including fiction, non-fiction, plays, and poetry.
Originally from rural-Georgia, his writing explores the ideas of racial construction and family legacy largely within the milieu of the American South.
He was the recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship at the 2016 Sewanee Writers Conference, was shortlisted for the 2017 Nick Darke Award, and was an alternate-finalist for a 2018 Ucross Residency. His stage-plays have been presented through NYC Fringe Festival, The Flea, HERE Arts, Naked Angels, The New School for Drama, Dune Arts Center, Wide-Eyed Productions,Theatre Uzme, ESPA: Primary Stages, MITF, and Pinch n' Ouch, among others.
His writing has been published in the The New York Times , the New York Public Library 'Zine, New York Theatre Review, and the Percolate Blog. He is currently seeking representation for his first novel. He also writes personal essays through The Southern Gentle Man, a travel, lifestyle, and philosophy newsletter.
He holds an an MFA in Playwriting from The New School and an MA in English from Brooklyn College. He received his BA in English Literature & Letters from Oglethorpe University. He has also studied literature & writing at Trinity College; Oxford University, and Emory University.
Britton is a certified secondary-education English teacher who worked in the NYC DOE's Title-1 schools.