Resident Playwright2011 -- 2018
Stefanie Zadravec is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and the 2015 writer-in-residence at The Women's Project Theater in New York. For her play, THE ELECTRIC BABY Stefanie received the Francesca Primus Prize and a fellowship in playwriting from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her new play, COLONY COLLAPSE was one of four finalists for the inaugural Shakespeare's Sister Fellowship. HONEY BROWN EYES (Theater J; Working Theater) set during the Bosnian war, received the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play and was published in American Theatre magazine.
Current projects include several new play commissions: THE NOCTURNAL CRY OF A GREAT POTOO (The Women’s Project); COLONY COLLAPSE (for Oregon Shakespeare Festival funded by the Mellon Foundation through Full Stage USA); and THE BOAT ( for The Working Theater with help from NYSCA.
Her work has been produced and/or developed at Play Penn, Theater J, The Lark New Play Development Center, Two River Theater Company, New Dramatists, The Kennedy Center, The Working Theater,Oregon Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Playhouse, The Barrow Group, Epic Theatre Ensemble, and Playwrights Realm, among others.
Honors include fellowships with The Lark New Play Development Center, Playwrights Realm, Dramatists Guild, and Sewanee Writers Conference. She’s the recipient of Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, Women in Arts and Media Award, and a Human Rights commission from Epic Theater Ensemble and the Ford Foundation. Stefanie is an alumnus of Women’s Project Lab and The Lark Playwrights Workshop.
Her plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and featured in Best Women’s Stage Monologues (Smith & Kraus). This spring Stefanie joins The Lark for Playground; she also teaches playwriting at PlayPenn and Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts.
The American Theatre Critics Association has named Stefanie Zadravec winner of the $10,000 Francesca Primus Prize for her play The Electric Baby.
Stefanie Zadravec was one of five artists to earn a Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Award. The Sustainable Arts Foundation awards cash grants to visual artists and writers with families.