Simon Stephens

Simon Stephens (born 6 February 1971) is an English playwright. Having taught on the Young Writers' Programme at the Royal Court Theatre for many years, he is now an Artistic Associate at the Lyric Hammersmith. He is the inaugural Associate Playwright of Steep Theatre Company, Chicago, where four of his plays, Harper Regan, Motortown, Wastwater, and Birdland had their U.S. premieres.[1][2][3] His writing is widely performed throughout Europe and, along with Dennis Kelly and Martin Crimp, he is one of the most performed English-language writers in Germany.[4]

Simon Stephens
Born (1971-02-06) 6 February 1971 (age 49)
Manchester, England
OccupationPlaywright
NationalityBritish
SpousePolly Heath

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LifeEdit

Originally from Stockport, Greater Manchester, Stephens graduated from the University of York with a degree in History. After university, he lived in Edinburgh for several years, where he met his future wife Polly, before later completing a PGCE at the Institute of Education. He worked as a teacher for a few years, before quitting to become a professional playwright.

He was a member of Scottish art punk band Country Teasers.

He lives in London with his wife and three children.

PlaysEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Steep Theatre Opens 13th Season with Simon Stephens' MOTORTOWN Premiere Tonight". broadwayworld.com. BMW News Desk. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  2. ^ Jones, Chris. "'Wastwater' plumbs depths of human despair". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Steep Theatre's 2017-18 Season Includes New Simon Stephens Play". AMERICAN THEATRE. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  4. ^ Haydon, Andrew (21 May 2015). "Going Deutsch: Britain and Germany's theatre exchange". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  5. ^ Tanaka, Nobuko (3 January 2020). "'Fortune' updates Faust's devilish deal". The Japan Times. Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Times, Ltd. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  6. ^ "'Obsession' Review: Jude Law Stars in London – Variety". variety.com. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  7. ^ "The Threepenny Opera | National Theatre". www.nationaltheatre.org.uk. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  8. ^ Heisenberg lortel.org, accessed February 3, 2016
  9. ^ Gardner, Lynn. "'Song from Far Away' review – Simon Stephens sneaks a late emotional punch" The Guardian, 6 September 2015
  10. ^ "Carmen Disruption", Deutsches Schauspielhaus, 2014
  11. ^ "Blindsided", Royal Exchange Theatre, 2014
  12. ^ "Birdland", Royal Court Theatre, 2014
  13. ^ "London", Salisbury Playhouse, 2012, archived from the original on 28 July 2012
  14. ^ "Morning", Lyric Hammersmith, 2012, archived from the original on 19 July 2012
  15. ^ "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time", Royal Court Theatre, 2012
  16. ^ "A Doll's House", Young Vic, 2012, archived from the original on 17 July 2012
  17. ^ "A Doll's House", Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2014
  18. ^ "Three Kingdoms", Theatre NO99, 2011, archived from the original on 11 January 2012
  19. ^ "Three Kingdoms", Lyric Theatre, 2011, archived from the original on 8 December 2011
  20. ^ "I Am The Wind", Young Vic, 2011, archived from the original on 13 January 2015
  21. ^ "Wastwater", Royal Court Theatre, 2011
  22. ^ "The Trial of Ubu", Hampstead Theatre, 2012, archived from the original on 25 November 2011
  23. ^ "T5", Picture House, 2010
  24. ^ "A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky", Lyric Hammersmith, 2010, archived from the original on 4 June 2012
  25. ^ "Marine Parade", ETT, 2010
  26. ^ "Punk Rock", Royal Exchange Theatre, 2009, archived from the original on 7 October 2011
  27. ^ "Sea Wall", Bush Theatre, 2008, archived from the original on 11 January 2012
  28. ^ Walker, Lynne (2007), "Pornography Review", The Independent, London
  29. ^ "Harper Regan", National Theatre, 2007, archived from the original on 27 September 2011
  30. ^ "Motortown", Royal Court Theatre, 2006
  31. ^ "Premieres; On the Shore of the Wide World" (PDF), Royal Exchange Theatre, 2005, archived from the original (PDF) on 27 April 2012
  32. ^ "Country Music", Royal Court Theatre, 2004
  33. ^ "Christmas", Bush Theatre, 2004, archived from the original on 11 January 2012
  34. ^ "One Minute", ATC, 2003
  35. ^ Hickling, Alfred (14 November 2002), "Port Review", The Guardian, London
  36. ^ "Herons", Royal Court Theatre, 2001
  37. ^ "Bluebird", Royal Court Theatre, 1998
  38. ^ "'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' Broiadway" playbillvault.com, accessed February 3, 2016
  39. ^ "Olivier Awards, 2013" olivierawards.com, accessed February 3, 2016
  40. ^ "Evening Standard theatre awards" standard.co.uk, 9 November 2009
  41. ^ "Awards 2010" uktheatre.org, accessed February 3, 2016
  42. ^ "Awards, 2008-09" criticsawards.theatrescotland.com, accessed February 3, 2016
  43. ^ "Olivier Awards, 2006" olivierawards.com, accessed February 3, 3016

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