Quorum Profile: William R. Coughlan

With the launch of our latest series, Quorum, we’re sharing the bios of some of the people making it happen.

William R. CoughlanWilliam R. Coughlan
Writer/director, Agent “Joshua,” Colorful Atmosphere

William R. Coughlan is an award-winning screenwriter and director, and in addition to serving as Associate Artistic Director of Jabberwocky Audio Theater, he is the founder of the independent production company Tohubohu Productions, LLC.

He worked for 26 years with The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C., where he began as a graphic designer before segueing into video and multimedia, and then eventually into the ranks of creative department management. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for TIVA, the Television, Internet, and Video Association of DC, Inc., filling the roles of Treasurer and Vice President before stepping up as President in 2018.

He also enjoys acting, voiceover performance, design and illustration, editing, animation, and writing autobiographical comments in the third person. He is the illustrator of the therapeutic workbook Stories for Children with Problems & Wishes, has provided schematic graphics for several HBS case studies, designed the acclaimed Protégé clay poker chip line (one of the original inspirations for The Gambler’s Tale), served as the Critic at Large for the online literary magazine Inkblots, has been a judge for both the TIVA Peer Awards and the Emmy Awards, founded and co-hosted the long-running Tohubohu Producer Podcast, and is an accomplished animator and ambigram artist.