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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) (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

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Cast Set For Week Three Of The Blank Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival

Casting has been announced for week three of The Blank Theatre’s 32nd Annual Young Playwrights Festival. The next three of 12 winning plays by young playwrights aged 15–19 will be presented live onstage July 25–28.
Jeanine Tesori and Bess Wohl Join Dramatists Guild Council

Jeanine Tesori and Bess Wohl have joined The Dramatists Guild Council, the leadership team of the Guild.
Theater Resources Unlimited 2024 TRU Voices New Plays Virtual Reading Series Available On Demand This Week

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) partners with CreateTheater.com to present the fourth virtual edition of theTRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, with the generous support of RK Greene and The StoryLine Project.
Theater Resources Unlimited to Present UN HOMBRE: A GOLEM STORY Starring Natascia Diaz & More

Theater Resources Unlimited is partnering with CreateTheater to present the fourth virtual edition of theTRU Voices New Plays Reading Series. Learn more about the reading!
Boston Theater Company's QUEER VOICES FESTIVAL Set For Next Month

Boston Theater Company has announced the first annual QUEER VOICES FESTIVAL, with performances from March 8-10, 2024 at the Plaza Theatre of the Boston Center for the Arts. 
Theater Resources Unlimited to Present ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES as Part of TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series

Theater Resources Unlimited is partnering with CreateTheater.com to present the fourth virtual edition of theTRU Voices New Plays Reading Series. Learn more about the play!
Theater Resources Unlimited to Present Live Broadcast of 1920 By Scott Sublett, Directed By Christopher Scott

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) partners with CreateTheater.com to present the fourth virtual edition of the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, featuring a live broadcast of 1920 by Scott Sublett, directed by Christopher Scott.
Tickets on Sale Now for Theater Resources Unlimited's 2024 TRU Voices New Plays Virtual Reading Series

Theater Resources Unlimited will present the 2024 TRU Voices New Plays Virtual Reading Series in partnership with CreateTheater.com
Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The 2024 TRU Voices New Plays Virtual Reading Series

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) partners with CreateTheater.com to present the fourth virtual edition of the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, with the generous support of RK Greene and The StoryLine Project. Readings will be presented through a technical partnership with Streaming Musicals on Sundays, February 12 & 19, 2023 at 4pm.
Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces Casting For Spring Show, LAS BORINQUEÑAS

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Latinx Playwrights Circle, and Boundless Theatre Company have announced casting and creative team for the world premiere of LAS BORINQUEÑAS by Nelson Diaz-Marcano and directed by Rebecca Aparicio.
Theater Resources Unlimited & CreateTheater Unveils TRU VOICES Annual Play Reading Series' Winners

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the winners of the 2024 TRU VOICES Annual Play Reading Series. The selected plays will be presented virtually in February.
Lynn Nottage, Lauren Gunderson, Roger Q. Mason & More to Take Part in THE DRAMATISTS GUILD PRESENTS: TALKBACK Season 5

The Dramatists Guild of America will present season five of The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK.
TRACY JONES Comes to Art House in October

Art House Production presents the New Jersey premiere of Stephen Kaplan’s play Tracy Jones, directed by Alex Tobey. Learn more about the production and find out how to get tickets here!
TRACY JONES Comes to Art House in October

Art House Production presents the New Jersey premiere of Stephen Kaplan’s play Tracy Jones, directed by Alex Tobey.
ZIONISTA RISING Wins 12th National Jewish Playwriting Contest

ZIONISTA RISING by Alexa Derman has won the 12th Annual Jewish Playwriting Contest.
TRACY JONES Comes to Island City Stage

Don’t miss Island City’s Stage’s National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Tracy Jones by Stephen Kaplan a poignant story of individual connection in an increasingly complicated world, running through June 18.
TRACY JONES Comes to Island City Stage Next Month

It’s Tracy Jones, and Tracy Jones, and Tracy Jones! In Island City Stage’s newest comedy production, Tracy Jones by Stephen Kaplan, the lonely eponymous character throws a party inviting every other woman with the same name to join her for chicken wings and beer!
Review: THE 12TH ANNUAL 10 X 10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at Barrington Stage Company Offers Berkshire Audiences a Sure Sign the 2023 Season is On the Way.

The company and seemingly all involved with BSC’s 10X10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL have done an admirable job creating and presenting an event that is enjoyable, relatable, entertaining, and thought provoking. The 12th ANNUAL 10 X 10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL continues on the St. Germaine Stage with performances through March 5.
ONLY HUMAN: STORIES OF CONNECTION to be Presented at Vivid Stage This Month

Vivid Stage, in residence at Oakes Center, will present Only Human: Stories of Connection from February 23 through March 5.
 Island City Stage Presents I WANNA F*#%ING TEAR YOU APART Next Month

 Island City Stage, in co-production with Out Front Theatre Company in Atlanta, will present the South Florida debut of I Wanna F*#%ing Tear You Apart by Morgan Gould, from March 2 – April 2. Bring your bestie to see this new limited show that tackles love, friendship and jealousy with a touch of snark.

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