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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The Last Night - Published in
Smith & Kraus' Best Short Plays of 2017

The Last Night has been chosen as part of Smith and Kraus' Best Ten-Minute Plays 2017 to be published later this year..


A Real Boy - Production #2
Ivy Theatre Company - NYC

A Real Boy will have its second full production in August 2017 to be produced by Ivy Theatre Company. Stay tuned for more information.


A Real Boy - Production #3
Last Act Theatre - Austin, TX

A Real Boy will have its third full production in 2017 to be produced by Last Act Theatre Company. Stay tuned for more information.


Community - Reading
A Work in Progress Theatre

Community will have a reading on Sunday, April 30 at 3pm as part of A Work in Progress Theatre Company's Reading Series.


For Unto Us - Licensed and Published
by Dramatists Play Service

For Unto Us was selected to be one of ten short plays to be published and licensed byDramatists Play Service in their Outstanding Short Plays Anthology.


The Last Night - Productions
in Australia and New Zealand

The Last Night was chosen to be part of the 2017 Short + Sweet Festivals in both Sydney, Australia andWellington, New Zealand. It was also short-listed for the Short + Sweet Festival in Aukland, Australia.


Branwell (and the other Brontës)
Reading
Unseen & Unheard Productions

Branwell (and the other Brontës) will have its first public reading on Tuesday, December __ at the Gene Frankel Theatre as part of Unseen & Unheard's Reading Series.


Exquisite Potential - Reading
Hudson Stage Company

Exquisite Potential will have a public reading on Friday, December 16 as part ofHudson Stage Company's Reading Series.


Branwell (and the other Brontës)
Reading - CAP21

Branwell (and the other Brontës) was heard in a reading at CAP21 with a cast including Michael Keyloun, Polly Lee, Rileigh McDonald, Joey Parsons, Analise Scarpaci, and Monica Wyche.


Community - Semi-Finalist
March Forth Productions
Summer Reading Salon

Community was selected as a semi-finalist for March Forth Productions 2016 Summer Reading Salon.


Community - Finalist
RLTP 2016 National Playwright
Residency Program

Community was chosen as one of only five finalists for Road Less Traveled Productions 2016 National Playwright Residency Program.


For Unto Us - Production #9
Phoenix Stage Company

For Unto Us will receive its ninth full production as part ofPhoenix Stage Company's 4th Annual One-Act Festival running June 23-25.


The John Wilkes Booth High School
for the Performing Arts Presents:
The Most Inclusive, Least Offensive
Play Ever: An After School Special
-
Reading with Brooklyn Generator

Come join me on Sunday, May 22nd at 4:30pm for an as yet-not-written-full-length play! I've got 22 days (but who's counting?) to write a new full-length play as part of Brooklyn Generator. Be the first (literally) to hear this new piece to be directed by David Eggers and starring Brandon Davidson, Max Duane, Monica Wyche, Katie Braden, Polly Lee, Elissa Bonito and Christine Hope.


The Last Night - Selection - 4th Annual
New Moon Short Play Festival

The Last Night has been selected as one of a few plays for the Professional Playwrights Evening in Luna Stage's4th Annual New Moon Short Play Festival on May 10th.


Community - Reading

Bay Street Theater Festival of New Works

Community will have a reading on Saturday, April 30 at 3pm as part of Bay Street Theater's New Works Festival directed by Rob Urbinati and featuring a tremendous cast including Jodi Capeless, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mark H. Dold and Reggie D. White.
Check out the articles about it:
Playbill
Broadwayworld
Sag Harbor Online
Newsday


Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham's
Dance Studio
- Published in
Smith & Kraus' First-Ever
5-Minute Play Collection

Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham's Dance Studio has been chosen as part of Smith and Kraus' first ever five-minute play collection to be published later this year.


Community - Finalist
Seven Devils Theatre Conference

Community was chosen as one of 15 finalists for this year's Seven Devils Theatre Conference.


Community - Semi-Finalist

Premiere Stages Play Festival

Community was chosen as a semi-finalist for this year's Premiere Stages Play Festival


A Real Boy - Workshop & Reading

with State of Play Productions &
Ivy Theater Company

State of Play Productions and Ivy Theater Company are teaming up to co-produce a one week workshop of A Real Boy that will culminate in a public reading on Wednesday, March 16 - 7:30pm at The Actors Institute, 150 W 30th St, 14th Fl, Studio 1. Directed by Audrey Alford and featuring Katie Braden, Kim Gainer, Derek Rudley, Kristen Vaughan, Levi Wilson, Michelle Concha and Adam La Faci. For a reservation please email RSVP@stateofplayproductions.com


Playbill.com Feature on

Reading of Community

Playbill.com write up on January reading of The Community.


Broadwayworld.com Feature on

Reading of Community

Broadwayworld.com write up on January reading of The Community.


Interview

I Interview Playwrights #808

Adam Szymkowicz featured Stephen as Playwright #808 in his I Interview Playwrights Projects.


Interview

with bykennethjones.com

An interview with Ken Jones about Stepen's writing and his play The Community.


Tim Eless, Private Eye - Production #6

Bergen County Players

Tim Eless, Private Eye will receive its sixth production as part of BCP's Evening of One Act Plays on June 4th and June 5th.


Community - Reading

Luna Stage New Moon Reading Series

The Community will receive a reading as part of Luna Stage's New Moon Reading Series on Monday, January 11th at 7:30pm with a cast including Tony nominee Emily Skeggs (Fun Home), Reggie D. White (I And You), Jodi Capeless (Dame Edna & Michael Feinstein's All About Me) and John Frenzer (Side Show). The reading is directed by Stephen Nachamie. Reservations are free with a $5 suggested donation and are HIGHLY recommended - email boxoffice@lunastage.org and give your name, phone number and the number of seats you want for the reading. All reservations must be picked up by 7:10pm or seats will be released. Luna Stage is located at 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052.


The Seventh Son - Selected as part of

Indie Theater Now's
Plays and Playwrights 2016

The Seventh Son was selected to be part of Indie Theater Now's Plays and Playwrights 2016 Collection. Order your compilation today.


Community - Reading

Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey
Soundings Reading Series

The Community will receive a reading as part ofPlaywrights Theatre of New Jersey's Soundings Reading Series on February 28th at 7pm at Mondo in Summit, NJ.


Happy Meal & The Choice -

Production #2 and #3

Stage Left Theatre - Fast & Furious

Happy Meal and The Choice were selected to be part ofStage Left Theater's Fast and Furious III Festival running January 30-31.


For Unto Us - Production #8

Semi-Finalist - Exit 7 Players

For Unto Us will receive its eighth full production as part ofExit 7 Player's New Short Play Contest running in February. For Unto Us was chosen as one of 8 comedies out of 715 submissions.


For Unto Us - Production #7

OnStage Atlanta

For Unto Us will receive its seventh full production as part ofOnStage Atlanta's Merry Little Holiday Shorts running December 3-13.


Tim Eless & For Unto Us - Semi-Finalists

Theatre Southwest's Readers Theatre

Tim Eless, Private Eye and For Unto Us were both chosen out of 603 submissions to be part of Theatre Southwest's 11th Annual Readers Theatre in Houston, Texas, running November 22.


Exquisite Potential - Reading

Interplay Jewish Theatre

Interplay Jewish Theatre will host a reading of Exquisite Potential November 8 & 9. Stephen will be part of a talkback after the November 8th performance.


Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham's
Dance Studio
- Production #1

Project Y NY Playwright Festival

Helen Keller Visits Martha Graham's Dance Studio receives its first production in Project Y Theatre Company's New York Playwright Festival as part of #ParityPlays with casts made of 50% or more women. #ParityPlays perform on October 21 and 22. Clickhere to order tickets.


Drill & The Choice - Available

to watch on Youtube

As part of Gi60's US 1-Minute Play Festival, Drill & The Choice are now available to watch on Youtube. Click here for Drill andhere for The Choice.


A Real Boy - Part of Curated

Adventure Series

A Real Boy was chosen by ITN Editor Martin Denton for inclusion with three other fantastic plays for the Families Aren't What They Were Adventure Series - you can get all four plays for a great price by clicking here.


Tim Eless, Private Eye - Production #5

Seoul Players

Tim Eless, Private Eye receives its fifth production and first internationally as part of Seoul Players' 10 Minute Play Competition running November 13-14.


For Unto Us - Production #6

Lionheart Theatre Company

For Unto Us will receive its sixth full production as part ofLionheart Theatre's Holiday Punch Festival in Norcross, Georgia, running December 3-6.


In Mrs. Baker's Room - Production #1

Theatre Southwest

In Mrs. Baker's Room will receive its first full production as part ofTheatre Southwest's 18th Annual Festival of Originals in Houston, Texas, running July 24-August 8.


For Unto Us - Reading

Village Playwrights

For Unto Us will be featured inVillage Playwrights' Re-Inventing Family Reading Series at the LGBT Community Center in New York City on Wednesday, June 24th.


Drill and The Choice - Production #2

Gi60 US 1-Minute Play Festival

Drill and The Choice were selected to be part ofGi60 Live US 1-Minute Play Festival at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts June 11-13.


For Unto Us - Production #5

Tim Eless, Private Eye - Production #4

The Players Guild of Leonia

For Unto Us will receive its fifth full production and Tim Eless, Private Eye its fourth as part of The Players Guild of Leonia's Playwrights Showcase running June 12-14.


For Unto Us - Production #4
Stage Q - Queer Shorts 10

For Unto Us will receive its fourth full production as part of Stage Q's Queer Shorts 10 Festival running June 12-20.


For Unto Us - Production #3
La Strada Rainbow Festival

For Unto Us will receive its third full production as part of La Strada Ensemble Theater's Rainbow Festival running June 3-13.


The Seventh Son - Semi-Finalist
2015 Ronald M Ruble New Play Festival

Out of 69 submissions, The Seventh Son has been named a semi-finalist in the 2015 Ronald M Ruble New Play Festival for plays for youth/children.


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