Stephen Fischer

Playwright Lyricist Librettist

I began my career in London, where I co-wrote / co-directed “The Doom Duckers’ Ball” at The Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, and adapted/directed “Foam” by Peter Handke and Hans Magnus Enzensberger at The Institute of Contemporary Arts. I then moved to L.A., where I directed my Delta Blues musical adaptation of Garcia Lorca’s “Yerma” at The Odyssey Theatre, co-wrote the book for "Heat Wave" for Berry Gordy and Suzanne dePasse at Motown, and wrote the book and co-wrote the lyrics for "Paradise Loose" at Kelbo's Tropical Ballroom. I also sold original screenplays to most of the major studios and TV pilots to CBS, NBC, and PBS. I'm now living on a lake in North Carolina, developing a musical and writing plays.