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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 Bront s) ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
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 Bront s) ... (read complete bio)
 

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Andy Anderson, Anne Conners and Brady Thatcher in In Mrs. Baker''s Room by Stephen Ka Photo

Andy Anderson, Anne Conners and Brady Thatcher in In Mrs. Baker''s Room by Stephen Kaplan

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Stephen Kaplan Biography

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 Bront s) (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, Last Act Theater, 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, Rorschach's Magic in Rough Spaces); Death Defying (NJ Rep/Theatre Brut); 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




Stephen Kaplan News

Finalists Announced For the New Works Festival at Gulfshore Playhouse Photo Finalists Announced For the New Works Festival at Gulfshore Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2022

This September, the annual New Works Festival will return to Gulfshore Playhouse for the first time since 2019. Gulfshore Playhouse is thrilled to announce the ten finalists from which three winners will ultimately be chosen to participate in the week-long Festival. 

Funding Arts Broward Awards $282,000 To Arts Organizations For Performances, Programs Photo Funding Arts Broward Awards $282,000 To Arts Organizations For Performances, Programs and Educational Initiatives In 2023
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

Funding Arts Broward (FAB) is pleased to announce that it has raised and awarded $282,000 in grants to sustain and cultivate arts programming in the region.

Williamston Theatre Presents The NNPN Rolling World Premiere Of TRACY JONES Photo Williamston Theatre Presents The NNPN Rolling World Premiere Of TRACY JONES
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2022

Mid-Michigan’s award-winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, presents Tracy Jones by Stephen Kaplan as part of a. National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Performances for this funny and touching play begin Thursday, May 19 and run through Sunday, June 19. Tickets are now on sale.

Photos: First Look at the 2022 SAUK SHORTS Photo Photos: First Look at the 2022 SAUK SHORTS
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2022

The Sauk, Hillsdale County’s community theatre, will present the 2022 edition of Sauk Shorts for four performances, April 21-24.  

Cast Announced For Sauk's 2022 SAUK SHORTS Photo Cast Announced For Sauk's 2022 SAUK SHORTS
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022

The Sauk, Hillsdale County's community theatre, is excited to announce the cast of the 2022 edition of Sauk Shorts. The annual celebration of the short play will be presented for four performances, April 21-24.

BWW Review: TRACY JONES at JCC Centerstage Theatre Photo BWW Review: TRACY JONES at JCC Centerstage Theatre
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - Mar 9, 2022

In keeping with its tradition of spotlighting new plays and emerging playwrights, in addition to the stalwarts that theatre audiences know and love ('Little Shop of Horrors' is next on the docket), Rochester's JCC Centerstage Theatre launched its production of 'Tracy Jones' on March 5th, a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere written by Stephen Kaplan. It's a play filled with laughs, tears, and high-octane anxiety that you don't want to miss.

BRANWELL (AND THE OTHER BRONTĂ‹S): AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY EDITED BY CHARLOTTE BRONTĂ‹ Annou Photo BRANWELL (AND THE OTHER BRONTĂ‹S): AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY EDITED BY CHARLOTTE BRONTĂ‹ Announced At Loft Ensemble
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 24, 2022

Loft Ensemble in North Hollywood is set to present the fourth production of its ninth anniversary season, Branwell (and the other Brontës): An Autobiography Edited by Charlotte Brontë by Stephen Kaplan.

TRU Hosts Community Gathering Via Zoom - The National New Play Network And How It Hel Photo TRU Hosts Community Gathering Via Zoom - The National New Play Network And How It Helps Producers As Well As Writers
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 3, 2022

A dependable haven for artists in isolation, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now into its second year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date over 90 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17, 2020.

TRU Announces 1/28 Community Gathering Via Zoom Photo TRU Announces 1/28 Community Gathering Via Zoom
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2022

A dependable haven for artists in isolation, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now into its second year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date over 80 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17, 2020. T

Loft Ensemble In North Hollywood Announces Ninth Anniversary Season Photo Loft Ensemble In North Hollywood Announces Ninth Anniversary Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021

The season will focus on conservation and recovery, as Loft is one of the few NoHo Arts District theatres to make it through the pandemic. The season's theme is de novo — anew, from the beginning. 

Stephen Kaplan Videos

VIDEO: New Jersey Repertory Company Presents WEST END FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2018 VideoVIDEO: New Jersey Repertory Company Presents WEST END FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2018
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2018

New Jersey Repertory Company is proud to present When the Circus Comes to Town, a Festival of the Arts that includes: Theatre Brut (32 short plays), live music, an art show, a photography exhibit, poetry readings, and new this year - an afternoon of children's storytelling.  It's a fundraiser for NJ Rep's West End Arts Center, serving the Long Branch community, and it's taking place September 20 - 30, at 132 West End Ave, Long Branch. For tickets or additional information call 732-229-3166 or visit njrep.org.