Stephen Kaplan is an award-winning playwright with productions off-broadway and in regional theaters nationally. His upcoming productions include the world premieres of Tracy Jones at Williamston Theatre, Michigan and CenterStage, Rochester, and the world premiere of Branwell (and other Brontës): An Autobiography Edited by Charlotte Brontë (O'Neill Semi-finalist) at Loft Ensemble, Los Angeles. Tracy Jones is currently a finalist for B Street Theatre’s New Comedies Festival, and was a finalist for the ScreenCraft Stage Play Contest and the Trustus Playwrights Festival. It was one of two chosen for a developmental reading at Chameleon Theatre, Minnesota. His other productions include A Real Boy, which premiered in New York at 59E59, and And Jack Came Tumbling After, which premiered at The Old Globe Theatre. He is a 2021 Individual Artist Fellowship winner in playwriting from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and his plays have also been finalists and semi-finalists for such institutions as Seven Devils, Woodward/Newman Award, PlayPenn, and FutureFest, and been published by Dramatists Play Service. He earned his BFA from NYU – Playwrights Horizons Theatre School and his MFA from Point Park University. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and serves as Northeastern Regional Representative on the DG National Council.