Simon Stephens

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Simon Stephens
Born (1971-02-06) 6 February 1971 (age 47)
Manchester, England
OccupationPlaywright
NationalityBritish
SpousePolly Heath

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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]

Life[edit]

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.

Plays[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steep Theatre Opens 13th Season with Simon Stephens' MOTORTOWN Premiere Tonight". broadwayworld.com. BMW News Desk. Retrieved 2016-12-17.
  2. ^ Jones, Chris. "'Wastwater' plumbs depths of human despair". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  3. ^ "Steep Theatre's 2017-18 Season Includes New Simon Stephens Play". AMERICAN THEATRE. 2017-07-14. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  4. ^ Haydon, Andrew (2015-05-21). "Going Deutsch: Britain and Germany's theatre exchange". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  5. ^ "The Threepenny Opera | National Theatre". www.nationaltheatre.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-21.
  6. ^ Heisenberg lortel.org, accessed February 3, 2016
  7. ^ Gardner, Lynn. "'Song from Far Away' review – Simon Stephens sneaks a late emotional punch" The Guardian, 6 September 2015
  8. ^ "Carmen Disruption", Deutsches Schauspielhaus, 2014
  9. ^ "Blindsided", Royal Exchange Theatre, 2014
  10. ^ "Birdland", Royal Court Theatre, 2014
  11. ^ "London", Salisbury Playhouse, 2012, archived from the original on 2012-07-28
  12. ^ "Morning", Lyric Hammersmith, 2012, archived from the original on 19 July 2012
  13. ^ "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time", Royal Court Theatre, 2012
  14. ^ "A Doll's House", Young Vic, 2012, archived from the original on 17 July 2012
  15. ^ "A Doll's House", Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2014
  16. ^ "Three Kingdoms", Theatre NO99, 2011, archived from the original on 2012-01-11
  17. ^ "Three Kingdoms", Lyric Theatre, 2011, archived from the original on 8 December 2011
  18. ^ "I Am The Wind", Young Vic, 2011, archived from the original on 13 January 2015
  19. ^ "Wastwater", Royal Court Theatre, 2011
  20. ^ "The Trial of Ubu", Hampstead Theatre, 2012, archived from the original on 25 November 2011
  21. ^ "T5", Picture House, 2010
  22. ^ "A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky", Lyric Hammersmith, 2010, archived from the original on 4 June 2012
  23. ^ "Marine Parade", ETT, 2010
  24. ^ "Punk Rock", Royal Exchange Theatre, 2009, archived from the original on 7 October 2011
  25. ^ "Sea Wall", Bush Theatre, 2008, archived from the original on 11 January 2012
  26. ^ Walker, Lynne (2007), "Pornography Review", The Independent, London
  27. ^ "Harper Regan", National Theatre, 2007, archived from the original on 27 September 2011
  28. ^ "Motortown", Royal Court Theatre, 2006
  29. ^ "Premieres; On the Shore of the Wide World" (PDF), Royal Exchange Theatre, 2005, archived from the original (PDF) on 27 April 2012
  30. ^ "Country Music", Royal Court Theatre, 2004
  31. ^ "Christmas", Bush Theatre, 2004, archived from the original on 11 January 2012
  32. ^ "One Minute", ATC, 2003
  33. ^ Hickling, Alfred (14 November 2002), "Port Review", The Guardian, London
  34. ^ "Herons", Royal Court Theatre, 2001
  35. ^ "Bluebird", Royal Court Theatre, 1998
  36. ^ "'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' Broiadway" playbillvault.com, accessed February 3, 2016
  37. ^ "Olivier Awards, 2013" olivierawards.com, accessed February 3, 2016
  38. ^ "Evening Standard theatre awards" standard.co.uk, 9 November 2009
  39. ^ "Awards 2010" uktheatre.org, accessed February 3, 2016
  40. ^ "Awards, 2008-09" criticsawards.theatrescotland.com, accessed February 3, 2016
  41. ^ "Olivier Awards, 2006" olivierawards.com, accessed February 3, 3016

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