Deborah Stein

Alumni Playwright

2007 -- 2014

Deborah Stein’s work has been produced and developed nationally at Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, the Theatre @ Boston Court, the Guthrie, Seattle Rep, Stages Rep, the Women’s Project, the Wilma Theatre, Live Girls!, Bay Area Playwrights’ Festival, and Theatre Artaud; in New York at the Public Theatre, Dance Theatre Workshop, and Ars Nova; and internationally in Poland, Ireland, Edinburgh (the Traverse) and Prague. With creative partner Suli Holum, she is co-artistic director of Stein | Holum Projects (SHP), a collaborative laboratory for creating new theatre works. Their first piece, Chimera, was created in residence at HERE where it premiered in 2012 as part of Under the Radar and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. SHP is currently developing The Wholehearted and the musical Movers + Shakers through residencies at ArtsEmerson, Playwrights Horizons, Philadelphia FringeArts, Kelly Strayhorn, and the Orchard Project. As a playwright, producer, and director, Deborah was co-producing director of the Workhaus Collective in Minneapolis, and has collaborated on original ensemble works and site-specific installations with artists including Joseph Chaikin, Dominique Serrand, Lear deBessonet, and most frequently the Pig Iron Theatre Company, with whom she has collaborated since 2000 on six original works. Her writing has been published in Theatre Forum, Play: A Journal of Plays, and The Best American Poetry of 1996. She has been a resident artist at Hedgebrook, Swarthmore College, Princeton University, and the Tofte Lake Center for the Arts, and has taught writing at Yale, NYU, Northeastern, St. Olaf, Parsons, and Brown University, where she received her MFA. A resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2007, Deborah has received a Bush Artist Fellowship, a NYSCA grant, and two Jerome Fellowships as well as a McKnight Advancement Grant at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.

ND Activity
  • Board of Directors

    Board of Directors

    Each fiscal year four current resident playwrights are appointed to the Board of Directors by the Writers' Executive Committee. The playwright board members enjoy full voting and decision-making powers minus the financial requirements of non-playwright directors. They provide a valuable and artist-centered perspective on the governance of New Dramatists.

  • Composer-Librettist Studio

    Composer-Librettist Studio

    Our annual Composer-Librettist Studio focuses simultaneously on music-theatre development and the principles of collaboration, teaming five writers with five composers and five performers to develop brand-new works of musical theatre. At the end of the Studio, each playwright has worked with each composer and 25 new music-theatre pieces have been created by the group.

  • Creativity Fund

    Creativity Fund

    The Creativity Fund blends the flexibility of a one-day play reading with the intensive focus of a two-week workshop, providing ten to fifteen playwrights per year the opportunity to program three to five day workshops on an ad hoc basis. Creativity Fund workshops are structured according to each writer's needs at any stage of development and are funded through a lead grant from the Andew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Loewe Award

    Loewe Award

    The Frederick Loewe Award is an annual award (selected by an outside committee) in music-theatre given to a New Dramatists playwright and his/her composer partner for the development of a new music-theatre work.

  • PlayTime

    PlayTime

    Launched in 2002, the PlayTime Developmental Studio provides five New Dramatists writers with a two-week writers' retreat, right in the heart of New York City. PlayTime is a laboratory designed to give playwrights the opportunity to explore, workshop, rethink, and revise ambitious new works of theatre by drawing from a supportive resident company of actors, directors, stage managers, staff, and fellow playwrights.

  • Writers' Executive Committee

    Writers' Executive Committee

    The Writers' Executive Committee is a voluntary grouping of resident playwrights who meet throughout the year to discuss and make decisions concerning the work of New Dramatists and to help guide the organization.

Playwright Buzz

January 27, 2013

THE WHOLEHEARTED (a work-in-progress), Feb. 8-9

THE WHOLEHEARTED, a collaboration between playwright Deborah Stein and performer/creator Suli Holum, will be shown for two nights only at HERE's Culturemart, February 8-9 at 7pm. More info here!

November 16, 2011

Tickets for CHIMERA Now On Sale!

Tickets for CHIMERA, a collaboration between Deborah Stein and Suli Holum, will be featured in the Under the Radar Festival this January! Inspired by a true story, CHIMERA is a highly theatrical exploration of medical chimerism—the phenomenon of containing two different sets of DNA within one body. More info here and tickets available here!

Contact Info

c/o Kate Navin
The Gersh Agency
41 Madison Avenue, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 634-8169
knavin@gershny.com

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