Stephen Kaplan

Playwright Lyricist Librettist

Stephen Kaplan grew up in Northridge, CA (home of the ’94 earthquake) and wrote his first play, And Jack Came Tumbling After (Old Globe Theatre, EST, HERE/Lincoln Center Theatre’s American Living Room Series) when he was 15.  Selected awards, commissions and productions: Branwell (and other Brontës) (Semi-Finalist: O’Neill); Community (Finalist: Seven Devils; Road Less Traveled National Residency, Semi-Finalist: Premiere Stages, March Forth Productions); Exquisite Potential (NJ Playwrights Contest, Dezart Performs, Across the Generations New Jewish Play Festival, finalist: Woodward/Newman Award, semi-finalist: Seven Devils); A Real Boy (59E59 Theatre, This Is Water Theatre and semi-finalist: PlayPenn, Ashland New Play Festival, Dayton Playhouse FutureFest and MTWorks’ Newborn Festival); una casa/a home (finalist: Landing Theatre’s New American Voices Reading Series, Route 66 Theatre’s New Play Development Program); For Unto Us (published by DPS; Productions: Barrington Stage Company 10x10 Festival, MiniFest - Acadia Theatre Company, Luna Stage New Moon Short Play Festival, QueerShorts); In Mrs. Baker’s Room (Commission: Abingdon Theatre Company, Father Hamblin Award for Outstanding Playwriting, Center for Spiritual Living Playwriting Festival, Theatre Southwest); The Seventh Son (semi-finalist: Ronald M Ruble New Play Festival). MFA: Point Park University. He is the New Jersey Regional Representative for the Dramatists Guild. www.bystephenkaplan.com

Highlights

Dramatists Guild New Jersey Regional Representative

Upcoming Productions:

A Real Boy - Last Act Theater
For Unto Us - On Stage Atlanta

Winner: NJ Playwrights Contest, Across the Generations New Jewish Play Festival, MiniFest, Father Hamblin Award for Outstanding Playwriting

Finalist: Woodward/Newman Award, Seven Devils, Landing Theatre’s New American Voices Reading Series, Road Less Traveled National Residency, Route 66 Theatre’s New Play Development Program,

Semi-Finalist: O'Neill Festival, Ronald M Ruble New Play Festival, PlayPenn, Ashland New Play Festival, Dayton Playhouse FutureFest, MTWorks’ Newborn Festival