Stephen Kaplan

is an award-winning playwright based just outside of New York City. With his first play written at the age of fifteen, his plays have been produced around the country and in Europe.
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NEWS

Exquisite Potential - New York Premiere

New York, NY

Exquisite Potential will run in rep for 12 performances at the Arclight Theatre July 17th-August 3rd. Tickets on sale now through Project Rushmore's website. Read the official press release on Broadwayworld.


A Real Boy - Regional Premiere

Bryan/College Station, TX

A Real Boy will be part ofThis Is Water’s inaugural season and will open Summer 2014! Check out theNBC news segment on This Is Theatre (and see some of the script pages from A Real Boy featured in the segment!)


A Real Boy - Semi-Finalist
PlayPenn Development Conference!

New York, NY

A Real Boy was selected as one of 24 semi-finalists inPlayPenn's 2014 New Play Development Conference out of 600 submissions.


unaa  chaosmae - Reading
Magic Time at Judson Church

New York, NY

The first reading of una casa/a home was presented at Magic Time at Judson Church.


A Real Boy - Semi-Finalist
Dayton Playhouse's FutureFest!

Dayton, OH

A Real Boy was selected as one of 12 semi-finalists inDayton Playhouse's FutureFest. Finalists will be announced May 1.


Exquisite Potential - Reading

New York, NY

Project Rushmore presented its second reading of Exquisite Potential on March 23rd, 2014 at the Arclight Theatre. For More Info


A Real Boy - Reading
 Beer Battered New Works Month

Montclair, NJ

A Real Boy was part of StrangeDog Theatre's Beer Battered New Works Month on March 11th, 2014 at Tierney's Tavern Upstairs - 136-138 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ.


A Real Boy - Reading

New York, NY

A Real Boy was presented by Athena Theatre in a private industry reading on March 10th, 2014.


Dramatists Guild
 New Jersey Regional Representative

Stephen was chosen as the New Jersey Regional Representative for The Dramatists Guild and will serve a two year term as the state's Rep.


Exquisite Potential - West Coast Premiere
Winner of Audience Favorite

Palm Springs, CA

After being selected as the Audience Favorite in Dezart Performs' Annual Reading Series, Exquisite Potential received its West Coast premiere at the Pearl McManus Theatre.


Passaic Community College
Playwright-in-Residence

Passaic, NJ

After Hurricane Sandy canceled last year’s residency, Stephen was named PCCC’s 2013 Playwright-in-Residence. He will visit theatre classes and discuss his work and share the first act of his newest play in progress, A Home.


In Mrs. Baker’s Room - Wins
 Father Hamblin Award for
 Outstanding Playwriting

New York, NY

"In Mrs. Baker's Room" was chosen as the winner of the Father Hamblin Award for Outstanding Playwriting in the Abingdon Bay Ridge One-Act Festival.


A Real Boy - Semi-Finalist
MTWorks NewBorn Festival!

New York, NY

A Real Boy was selected as a semi-finalist inMTWorks Newborn Festival out of 561 submissions.


Exquisite Potential Gets Six
Desert Star Nominations!

Palm Springs, CA

The staged reading of Exquisite Potential atDezart Performs was nominated for 6 Desert Star Nominations - including Outstanding Production, Director, and the entire cast!


In Mrs. Baker’s Room - Commission from
Abingdon Theatre Company

New York, NY

Stephen was one of three playwrights commissioned byAbingdon Theatre Company for their 2nd Annual Bay Ridge One-Act Festival. His new play,In Mrs. Baker’s Room about a fifth grade teacher obsessed with his own former fifth grade teacher will be staged in Brooklyn at the Christ Church on Saturday, August 17th at 7pm. More info to follow. Read more about it on Broadwayworld.com


Exquisite Potential - Finalist
Woodward/Newman Drama Award

Bloomington, IN

Exquisite Potential was chosen as one of the top ten finalists out of 469 submissions for the Woodward/Newman Drama Award fromThe Bloomington Playwrights Project.


Exquisite Potential - Premiere
Winner of NJ Playwriting Contest

Wayne, NJ

Exquisite Potential won theNew Jersey Playwrights Contest and received a full production in April, 2013. Read more about it onPlaybill.com,Broadwayworld.com andThe Record/Herald News


A Real Boy - Semi-Finalist
Ashland New Play Festival!

Ashland, OR

A Real Boy was selected as a semi-finalist inThe Ashland New Play Festival out of 561 submissions.


2012-2013 Polygraph Tests
Playwright-in-Residence

New York, NY

Stephen will be one of three playwrights-in-residence as Exquisite Potential was chosen for True False Theatre's Development Residency.