Stephen Kaplan

www.bystephenkaplan.com

https://newplayexchange.org/users/255/stephen-kaplan

 

PLAYS

 

Tracy Jones

        Finalist: B Street Theatre's New Comedies Festival, StageCraft Stage Play; Trustus Theatre Playwrights' Festival;

        Winner: Southeast Texas Festival of New Plays; Semi-Finalist: Normal Ave. Productions NAPSeries

Williamston Theatre, Williamston, MI – Production (Upcoming)

CenterStage, Rochester, NY – Production (Upcoming)

Dreamcatcher Theatre, Summit, NJ – developmental workshop

 

Branwell (And The Other Brontës): An Autobiography Edited By Charlotte Brontë

     Semi-Finalist: O’Neill National Playwrights Conference

The Loft Ensemble, Los Angeles, CA – Production (Upcoming)

Blue Room Theatre, Chico, CA – Production (Upcoming)

Blank Theatre Company, Los Angeles, CA – developmental workshop

Un Hombre - A Golem Story (in development)

     Finalist: Chameleon Theatre Circle New Play Contest

Around the Bend, Saugerties, NY - developmental workshop

Community (in development)

     Finalist: Seven Devils Theatre Conference; Road Less Traveled Productions National Playwright Residency

     Semi-Finalist: Premiere Stages Play Festival; March Forth Productions Summer Reading Salon

Phoenix Theatre, Festival of New Work, Phoenix, AZ – developmental workshop

Bay Street Theatre New Works Festival, Sag Harbor, NY – developmental workshop

Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ – developmental workshop

Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Madison, NJ – developmental workshop

 

A Real Boy - Semi-Finalist: PlayPenn; Ashland New Play Festival; MTWorks’ Newborn Festival;; Dayton Playhouse FutureFest

Last Act Theater, Austin, TX - Production

59E59 Theatre, New York, NY - Production

This Is Water Theatre, College Station, TX- Production

 

Exquisite Potential - Winner: Across the Generations New Jewish Play Competition; NJ Playwrights Competition

Finalist: Woodward/Newman Drama Award; Semi-Finalist: Seven Devils Theatre Conference

Jewish Repertory Theatre - Buffalo, NY - Production

Theatre Ariel – Philadelphia, PA - Production

Project Rushmore – Arclight Theatre, New York, NY - Production

Dezart Performs, Palm Springs, CA – Production

Hudson Stage Company, Armonk, NY – developmental workshop

Interplay Jewish Theatre, Cleveland, OH – developmental workshop

The Lark, New York, NY – developmental workshop

 

Una Casa/A Home (in development) Finalist: Landing Theatre Company New American Voices; Route 66 Theatre Company Development

Award; Rorschach Theatre Magic in Rough Spaces

Judson Church - Magic Time, NY – developmental workshop

 

ONE-ACTS & SHORT PLAYS – Selected productions

 

And Jack Came Tumbling After

Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA - Production

Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York, NY - Production

HERE & Lincoln Center Theatre, American Living Room, New York, NY – Production

 

Death Defying – Finalist: City Theatre Summer Shorts

NJ Rep, Long Branch, NJ – Production

Fusion Theatre, Albuquerque, NM– Production

 

For Unto Us

Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, MA

 

Tim Eless, Private Eye

Seoul Players, Seoul, Korea – Production

Blank Theatre Company, Los Angeles, CA (w/Noah Wyle) – Production

 

In Mrs. Baker’s Room – Commission: Abingdon Theatre Company, Winner: Father Hamblin Award for Outstanding Playwriting

Theatre Southwest, Houston, TX – Production

 

Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham’s Dance Studio

Project Y NYPF, New York, NY - Production

Publications

Death Defying - BEST SHORT PLAYS OF 2019 – Publisher: Applause

For Unto Us - Dramatists Play Service

The Last Night - BEST SHORT PLAYS OF 2017 – Publisher: Smith & Kraus

Drill and The Choice  - One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre – Publisher: Routledge Press

Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham’s Dance Studio - 105 FIVE-MINUTE PLAYS – Publisher: Smith & Kraus

Monologues from Exquisite Potential included in:

            BEST CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN 18-35 – Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

            BEST MEN’S STAGE MONOLOGUES OF 2014 – Publisher: Smith & Kraus

            BEST WOMEN’S STAGE MONOLOGUES OF 2014 – Publisher: Smith & Kraus

Affiliations

 

Northeastern Regional Council Member and Former New Jersey Representative for the Dramatists Guild of America

Arthouse Inkubator

Brooklyn Generator

Project Y Writer’s Group

Playwright-in-Residence: True False Polygraph Tests

Playwright-in-Residence: Passaic County Community College

 

 

Education, Training & Conferences

 

Point Park University – MFA, Writing for Screen and Stage (Award for Academic Excellence)

Montclair State University – MA, Theatre Studies (Playwriting with Rogelio Martinez)

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School - BFA Theatre with Honors

 

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts – Stefanie Zadravec

Stonybrook Southampton Playwriting Conference – John Patrick Shanley

Northwestern University – Jules Feiffer

Mark Taper Forum – Doug Kaback

 

Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive – led by Gary Garrison

BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop – Skip Kennon, Richard Enquist, Maury Yeston

Alliance for Jewish Theatre National Conference – Philadelphia, Showcase Participant

Dramatists Guild National Conference – New York, Chicago, La Jolla – Presenter and Moderator 

Play Development Collective – Suzanne Agins, Josh Hecht