Simon Stephens

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Simon Stephens
Born (1971-02-06) 6 February 1971 (age 48)
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 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. ^ variety.com | Variety https://variety.com/2017/legit/reviews/obsession-review-jude-law-1202402714/ | Variety Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 28 January 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "The Threepenny Opera | National Theatre". www.nationaltheatre.org.uk. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  7. ^ Heisenberg lortel.org, accessed February 3, 2016
  8. ^ Gardner, Lynn. "'Song from Far Away' review – Simon Stephens sneaks a late emotional punch" The Guardian, 6 September 2015
  9. ^ "Carmen Disruption", Deutsches Schauspielhaus, 2014
  10. ^ "Blindsided", Royal Exchange Theatre, 2014
  11. ^ "Birdland", Royal Court Theatre, 2014
  12. ^ "London", Salisbury Playhouse, 2012, archived from the original on 28 July 2012
  13. ^ "Morning", Lyric Hammersmith, 2012, archived from the original on 19 July 2012
  14. ^ "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time", Royal Court Theatre, 2012
  15. ^ "A Doll's House", Young Vic, 2012, archived from the original on 17 July 2012
  16. ^ "A Doll's House", Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2014
  17. ^ "Three Kingdoms", Theatre NO99, 2011, archived from the original on 11 January 2012
  18. ^ "Three Kingdoms", Lyric Theatre, 2011, archived from the original on 8 December 2011
  19. ^ "I Am The Wind", Young Vic, 2011, archived from the original on 13 January 2015
  20. ^ "Wastwater", Royal Court Theatre, 2011
  21. ^ "The Trial of Ubu", Hampstead Theatre, 2012, archived from the original on 25 November 2011
  22. ^ "T5", Picture House, 2010
  23. ^ "A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky", Lyric Hammersmith, 2010, archived from the original on 4 June 2012
  24. ^ "Marine Parade", ETT, 2010
  25. ^ "Punk Rock", Royal Exchange Theatre, 2009, archived from the original on 7 October 2011
  26. ^ "Sea Wall", Bush Theatre, 2008, archived from the original on 11 January 2012
  27. ^ Walker, Lynne (2007), "Pornography Review", The Independent, London
  28. ^ "Harper Regan", National Theatre, 2007, archived from the original on 27 September 2011
  29. ^ "Motortown", Royal Court Theatre, 2006
  30. ^ "Premieres; On the Shore of the Wide World" (PDF), Royal Exchange Theatre, 2005, archived from the original (PDF) on 27 April 2012
  31. ^ "Country Music", Royal Court Theatre, 2004
  32. ^ "Christmas", Bush Theatre, 2004, archived from the original on 11 January 2012
  33. ^ "One Minute", ATC, 2003
  34. ^ Hickling, Alfred (14 November 2002), "Port Review", The Guardian, London
  35. ^ "Herons", Royal Court Theatre, 2001
  36. ^ "Bluebird", Royal Court Theatre, 1998
  37. ^ "'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' Broiadway" playbillvault.com, accessed February 3, 2016
  38. ^ "Olivier Awards, 2013" olivierawards.com, accessed February 3, 2016
  39. ^ "Evening Standard theatre awards" standard.co.uk, 9 November 2009
  40. ^ "Awards 2010" uktheatre.org, accessed February 3, 2016
  41. ^ "Awards, 2008-09" criticsawards.theatrescotland.com, accessed February 3, 2016
  42. ^ "Olivier Awards, 2006" olivierawards.com, accessed February 3, 3016

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