Steve Harper

Playwright

STEVE HARPER is writer dedicated to exploring the “invisible things” that people are reluctant to talk about (like race, culture, spirituality, religion and sexuality). His plays include Black Lives / Blue Lives [with Bill Mesce Jr.] (The Theater Project - NJ), Urban Rabbit Chronicles (proposed Georgia Southern University world premiere 2020), Princeton Theory, Black/Out StoriesThe Escape Artist’s Children(Workshop at Celebration Theatre), Almost (Workshop at Loyola Marymount University)and The Laundry Channel (Juilliard workshop). Readings and workshops include: Malibu Playhouse, Writers Guild of America West, Classical Theatre of Harlem, New York Stage & Film, New York Theatre Workshop. Steve’s short films include the comic spy drama Intelligence – a selection of Dances With Films, and the supernatural comedy Betty on the Bed. His web series SEND ME, about time-traveling black people, premiered on BET.com and garnered an Emmy Nomination for series lead Tracie Thoms (now on YouTube). TV writing includes: Stargirl (CW), the CBS drama God Friended Me, Tell Me Your Secrets (Amazon Prime), ABC’s American Crime and the USA Network’s Covert Affairs. Steve has developed TV projects with The Kennedy/Marshall Company and Oscar winner John Ridley’s Famous Players Radio Picture Corporation. Awards include a playwright residency at Freedom Train Productions, the Artistic Achievement Award from the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, the Millennium Telly Award, the Le Compte du Nouy prize at Juilliard, a MacDowell Colony National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and two Yaddo fellowships. Steve is a graduate of Yale, The A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard and the playwriting program at Juilliard.