Steven Fechter

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Steven Fechter is an American playwright.[1][2] He is best known for his play, The Woodsman, and co-wrote the screenplay for the film version starring Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.[3]

Fetcher grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Binghamton University.[2] He holds the PhD form the Graduate Theatre Program at Hunter College.[2]

Fetcher teaches screenwriting, film, and theater at John Jay College[4] and at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.[5][6]

Frecher's play,The Woodsman, was adapted for film with Nicole Kassell.[7][8] The screen play, co-written by Fechter and Kassell, won the Slamdance Film Festival screen play competition and premiered at Sundance.[7] The screenplay was also nominated for the Humanitas Prize for filmwriting.[3]


  1. ^ "Steven Fechter". Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Study Guide to Steven Fetcher's Woodsman" (PDF). Theatre Pro Rata. Theatre Pro Rata. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Coeurage Theatre Company's The Woodsman to Open 5/8". 9 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Steven Fechter faculty page". John Jay College. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Steven Fachter, faculty". Archived from the original on 17 October 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Steven Fetcher". Ensemble Studio Theatre. Retrieved 24 April 2015. External link in |website= (help)
  7. ^ a b Bear, Liza (11 April 2005). "A Humanist Approach To A Hot-button Topic, Nicole Kassel on "The Woodsman"". IndieWire. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  8. ^ Martin, Reed (2009). The Reel Truth: Everything You Didn't Know You Need to Know About Making an Independent Film. Macmillan. p. 436. ISBN 1429953713.

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