Dear Mr. Williams

New Orleans most historic theatre company, Le Petit Theatre, begins its 105th season in October with Bryan Batt’s Dear Mr. Williams.  

Dear Mr. Williams is an authentic and wonderfully theatrical coming-of-age one-man play set in the colorful, sensuous, and magical city of New Orleans. Told both through the humorous and sometimes heartbreaking voice of its native son author, Bryan Batt, as well as through the celebrated works of Tennessee Williams. Drawing from the iconic writer’s noted classic plays to his more obscure poetry and short stories, an enthralling tale of discovery is woven as Tennessee’s masterful words inspire the narrative celebrating exciting revelations and undeniable truths. Life’s mysterious and magical journey can be a turbulent rollercoaster ride, but it’s so much more thrilling with Tennessee Williams as your guide. 

First seen as an informal reading produced by Le Petit Theatre during the New Orleans Tennessee Williams Festival, the work then had a workshop seen on the Le Petit Theatre stage in 2019. 

Dear Mr. Williams Dates: October 8 – 24, 2021


  • Written and Performed by Bryan Batt
  • Developed and Directed by Michael Wilson